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.
August 17, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
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