Report: Md. state senator exploring run for AG in 2014

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 20, 2012, 12:15pm



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - A Maryland lawmaker says he is considering a run for the state Attorney General's Office in 2014.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery County, is working on forming an "exploratory committee."

"Yes, I'm exploring a race for attorney general," he said.

Frosh told the AP he came to the decision after talking to fellow Democrat and Montgomery County state Sen. Jamie Raskin.

Raskin, also a constitutional law professor at American University's Washington College of Law, called Frosh a "natural pick" and said he would be an "ardent" supporter if Frosh decided to run.

According to his bio, Frosh has been a member of the state Senate since January 1995. He has served as chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee since 2003.

Current Attorney General Doug Gansler is considered a strong candidate for governor in 2014.

A second-term Democrat, Gansler ran unopposed in the 2010 election.

He has yet to decide on a run for governor and has said he is still considering a third term as attorney general.

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