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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker says he’s running for Maryland governor

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker is running for governor, bringing the most political experience so far to a crowded, wide-open field seeking the Democratic nomination in 2018.

The veteran politician pointed to his record in Prince George's as a turnaround story in which public school graduation rates and median incomes increased and crime decreased. He promised to bring similar change statewide.

"It's time to build a Maryland that leaves no one behind," he said in a campaign video he planned to release Wednesday. "I'm running because we can't be silent or just complain as the cynical try to divide us and take us backwards."

Baker, 58, launches the bid as his wife, Christa Beverly, continues to ail from early-onsetAlzheimer's and dementia. Beverly, and Baker's care for her over the past seven years, figure prominently into the video launching his campaign.



Anonymous said...

Getting more kids to graduation is great Mr. Baker but what are you doing for them after commencement? What is your plan to provide jobs and prosperity? Or, are you just another mouthpiece for the liberal agenda to keep printing money and provide entitlements? Frankly, it takes someone with some business experience (have you ever had to make a payroll) to understand the economics of management.

Anonymous said...

How much of the graduation numbers improvement had to do with lowering the bar, or nearly eliminating it?

Anonymous said...

On of the worst, crime ridden, liberal counties around the DC corridor. I will made sure to vote a against this this piece of garbage.

Anonymous said...

But has an higher median household income then wicomico.

Anonymous said...

11:19 - you nailed that!

I may not be a 100% Hogan fan as he does not fully and openly support President Trump - and I understand some of his reasons.... But I will certainly vote for Governor Hogan's reelection over the turd from PG county! I regularly spend time in PG county - what a cesspool of crime drugs and government dependency! He wants to bring that to the entire state! Not if mine is the tie-breaking vote!

Anonymous said...

1:25 the income is higher because they are all government employees there. Milking the government is all they know how to do.