It took a long time to make his decision, and I personally talked with him numerous times about this decision trying to encourage him to run; and now it’s official — “RUSHERN BAKER” is running for Governor of Maryland.
Baker made his announcement via video and made reference to his success as Prince George’s County Executive. He 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.”