Ehrlich says Kane is someone he knows, trusts
Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) cited his trust and familiarity with Mary D. Kane as factors that led to her pick as his running mate, as Kane made her debut on the campaign trail Thursday morning.
"I like to pick people that I know," Ehrlich told reporters at an event in Silver Spring. "I like to pick people I trust. .... That has to be the foundation."
Ehrlich announced on Facebook Wednesday night that he was picking Kane, a former secretary of state who lives in Potomac, as his lieutenant governor candidate for his rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).
Kane served in Ehrlich's Cabinet, and her husband, John, was chairman of the Maryland Republican Party while Ehrlich was governor.
Ehrlich is also looking to improve upon past performances among women and in Montgomery County, Republican insiders say.
Jeanne Allen, a national charter schools advocate who also lives in Montgomery County, was among other candidates Ehrlich closely considered, sources familiar with the process said.
In remarks to the crowd, Kane pledged to help Ehrlich cut taxes and revitalize Maryland's economy, and she derided "politicians who talk too much and do too little."
"We'll fix the problems facing Maryland, but first we need to start fixing those problems in Annapolis," Kane said.
The ticket has appearances scheduled later Thursday in Baltimore and Waldorf.
July 1, 2010; 11:43 AM ET
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