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Curry suggests April decision on challenging O'Malley

Curry-thumb-200x147.jpegFormer Prince George's County executive Wayne K. Curry (D) indicated Friday morning that he would decide by the end of the legislative session in April whether to heed the calls of "a lot of people who have been urging me to run for governor."

Appearing on "The Politics Program" on WTOP (103.5 FM) radio, Curry also ruled out switching parties. Some have speculated that Curry is contemplating running on a ticket with former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), a move that would require Curry to become a Republican.

"I would never do that," Curry told host Mark Plotkin. "I've been a Democrat all my life. ... I'll always be a Democrat."

Curry also said he has no interest in running for the U.S. Senate or House this year.

Speculation about Curry has been running high since a birthday tribute in Upper Marlboro that drew more than 1,000 people. Curry put the attendance at 3,500 during Friday's radio interview.

Curry did little during the program to tamp down talk that he might challenge Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), saying "there's a sense that we're kicking the can down the road and not taking care of a lot of problems in the state."

"I'm not looking for a job now, but it's not in my nature or my DNA to sit idly by," Curry told Plotkin.

Curry said he has no personal animosity toward O'Malley, for whom he voted in 2006.

"This has nothing to do with our personal sentiments," Curry said. "He's a great guy to have a beer with."

Curry also repeated criticism made this week at a state budget briefing that Prince George's has not received the attention it needs from state leaders.

By John Wagner  |  January 29, 2010; 11:37 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Wayne Curry is an elitist, with little concern for the common man. A lot of people cling to his greasy coattails in Prince George's, i.e., Rushern Baker. He was sent in by the development community (as he is a dev. attorney), with the legitimacy afforded by his race, to make business easy for the fat cats. He scard the county planners under their desks, gutted expertise from numerous agencies like Dept of Enviro. Resources, and pushed through mega-projects without regard to prevailing community standards. On the Redskin Stadium, his friends set up shill companies to get a cut of the minority contracting (cf. Post expose circa 1996). Upon his departure, Wayne wired county govt. (in part through cooperating council members like R. Russell) to grease the skids for fast track dev. approvals. Essentially, he has little respect for government and little interest in the common good. Beware...

Posted by: Towards_Light | January 29, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

The previous poster hit the nail on the head about this vile man.
He now works a s a consultant to Dan Snyder. I wonder what qualified him for that job?
He was spawned by an evil developer named Ken Michael, who he apparently never stopped working for.
Regarding the Dept of Environmental Resources, the recycling department fired anyone with any knowledge or concern and replaced them with lateral transfers from other departments( Friends of Wayne)
The entire first year budget of ~ $600,000 disappeared entirely. It was written off as "office furnishings.(in Friends of Waynes houses).

The only way this man belongs in Annapolis is if they move a prison there.

Posted by: bargle50 | January 31, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

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