Md Lt. Gov. Gets Endorsements; Va Gov. Fends Off Accusations

Jun 25, 2013

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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OCEAN CITY, Md. AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is scheduled to receive endorsements from Maryland municipal leaders in his run for governor.

The lieutenant governor has scheduled an event Tuesday afternoon in Ocean City, where the Maryland Municipal League is holding its annual convention.

Brown has been working to be fast out of the starting gate in the race for the Democratic nomination.

He also has already named Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate.

The Maryland Democratic primary is scheduled for next June. The election is in November 2014.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Governor Bob McDonnell says news reports that his family took state-purchased items at the Executive Mansion for their personal use are false.

Ness reports and allegations in court filings in the pending theft trial of the mansion's former chef contend that McDonnell and his family used items from the mansion or had the state pay for purely personal items ranging from hair products to protein powders.

When asked aobut it Monday, McDonnell said the stories are"false, and the stories that have been written insinuating that have been misleading." He said he follows the same protocols every other governor has by periodically reimbursing the state for personal items purchased through the state.