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Former Pr. George's exec Curry gives nod to Rushern Baker

No surprise. He's been out campaigning almost every weekend this summer for County Executive hopeful Rushern Baker, who hopes to succeed Jack B. Johnson (D) as exec in Prince George's. But on Tuesday, former County Executive Wayne Curry (D) made it official: he's banking on Baker, a former state delegate.

Curry, who was elected the county's first black executive 16 years ago, is a lawyer in private practice, doing development deals and keeping a hand on local and statewide politics.

Some think he might try for a comeback and run for governor someday, but as he outlined the reasons why he was backing Baker at a news conference at a union hall in New Carrollton, Curry quipped: "My time has come. And gone."

Baker has been running an education nonprofit and has won the backing of others in the county, including Dels. Justin Ross, Barbara Frush, Dereck Davis and Jolene Ivey, and sheriff hopeful Rafael Hylton, all of whom were at the Curry endorsement news conference.

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 17, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
 | Tags: county executive prince george's, rushern baker prince george's, wayne curry, wayne k. curry  
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Angela Alsobrooks, Mel Franklin, and Dereck Leon Davis, not to be confused with the other Dereck Davis, were there as well.

Posted by: Hellmut | August 17, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow!

Posted by: drfields | August 17, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Curry's endorsement of Baker is the kiss of death for me. I will not vote for anyone that is associated with Curry no way, no how. Sorry, Rushern.

Posted by: slang53979 | August 18, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I am happy to see that our top officials recognize Mr. Baker as a proven leader. I hope he wins the position as County Executive. We need to be uplifted in our County. He can bring the businesses in and jobs.

Posted by: theotherside2 | August 18, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I long for the days when we could be proud of this county. I'm voting for you Rushern, dont let me down.

Posted by: PGDEM | August 18, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Go Team Baker!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: sammarrow | August 18, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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