Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor

WI Web Staff | 11/18/2013, 10:08 a.m.
**FILE** Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown participates in Annapolis' 4th of July Parade in 2013. (Courtesy of anthonybrown.com)

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin formally endorsed gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown and running mate Ken Ulman on Monday.

Cardin cited Brown's record of helping lead Maryland schools, reducing domestic violence and the job creation as why he made the endorsement.

"Anthony Brown has been a strong and dynamic leader for Marylanders and an effective partner to those of us in Congress — he's the best choice for Maryland's next governor and has my full support," Cardin said. "While working closely with Anthony over the last seven years, I've witnessed time and again his exemplary character and deep commitment to service — traits that have inspired Anthony's efforts to help Maryland build the nation's No. 1 schools for five years in a row, reduce domestic violence, and bring tens of thousands of jobs to Maryland through the BRAC process and our new Public-Private Partnership law.

Brown, who has served as lieutenant governor under Martin O'Malley since 2007, said he is honored to have Cardin's endorsement.

"Whether representing the Baltimore area in the legislature and Congress or fighting for all Marylanders in the United States Senate, no one has been a more forceful advocate for Maryland's working families," Brown said of Cardin. "By working together through this campaign and in government, we'll build a better Maryland for more Marylanders."