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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown is getting some fundraising help from Vice President Joe Biden.

Brown's campaign manager Justin Schall tells The Washington Post that Biden's appearance at a luncheon Tuesday in Georgetown should raise at least $300,000.

Biden is the second big name to assist the lieutenant governor in his bid to succeed Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Brown in May.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan says he would push to eliminate Maryland's income tax on military pensions, if he is elected governor.

Hogan spoke Wednesday to the Maryland American Legion's annual convention in Ocean City.

He says veterans deserve much better than they have been getting from the state and federal government.

Hogan says veterans have earned the tax break. He also says the tax is bad economic policy.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland elections board official says Republican Larry Hogan has indicated he will use public campaign finance funds for his general election campaign for governor.

Jared DeMarinis with the state Board of Elections confirmed that Hogan's campaign indicated it would use public financing Wednesday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new poll in the Maryland governor's race shows Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a big lead over his Democratic primary rivals.

Tuesday's Washington Post poll found that 46 percent of likely Democratic voters supported Brown. Twenty-three percent backed Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur was third with 16 percent.

A survey in February also put Brown ahead by more than 20 points.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The four Republican candidates for governor will be debating at the studios of Maryland Public Television.

The debate will take place on Monday afternoon in Owings Mills.

The GOP hopefuls are Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George of Anne Arundel County, Larry Hogan of Anne Arundel County and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar.

The Maryland League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring the debate. Jason Newton of WBAL-TV will be the moderator.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland Democratic candidates for governor are releasing their first television ads of the campaign.

Both Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler announced their plans Wednesday.

Brown's first commercial is a 60-second spot that highlights his military service. Brown was deployed to Iraq while he was a member of the House of Delegates at the age of 43.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled to announce whether he'll be running for governor.

Hogan, who served in former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration, has scheduled an event Friday evening in Annapolis.

He is set to talk about his plans at the fall harvest party for Change Maryland, a grassroots organization he heads.

Hogan says about 1,000 people are scheduled to attend. He says the group has grown to about 65,000 members across the state. Hogan was the secretary of appointments in the Ehrlich administration.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is endorsing Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.

Cardin announced his support for Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman on Monday in Baltimore.

The Democratic senator says Brown has worked to improve Maryland schools, reduce domestic violence and create jobs to strengthen the middle class.

Brown also has won endorsements from Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and four of Maryland's seven Democratic congressmen for their party's nomination.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The pastor of an African-American church in Prince George's County will be state Del. Heather Mizeur's running mate in her bid for Maryland governor.

Mizeur's campaign announced Wednesday that the Rev. Delman Coates will run for lieutenant governor on her ticket.

Coates is the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. In a break with some other black church leaders from Prince George's County, he was an advocate for legalization of gay marriage in Maryland.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is scheduled to announce her running mate in her bid for governor.

Mizeur says she will make her choice public on Wednesday at an American Legion Post in Silver Spring.

Mizeur is a Montgomery County Democrat. She has represented the county in the House of Delegates since 2007.

She is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police are criticizing Attorney General Doug Gansler for calling the commander of the executive protection section a "henchman" of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Gansler, who is running for governor, said Tuesday on WJLA-TV that reports saying he misused his security detail to get him to events are "100 percent completely untrue."  He accused his opponent, Brown, of "running a campaign about dirty politics," and "pulling out some memo that some henchman wrote two or three years ago."

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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has tapped Delegate Jolene Ivey as a running mate in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The 52-year old two-term Delegate represents Prince Georges County.

In her statement, Ivy said that she was proud to be the first African American woman to run Lt. Governor and to be the first in the nation if they win.

Gansler’s major opponent is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who would become the first African American to become governor of the state if he wins the race.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing plans to officially launch his run for governor.

Gansler's campaign announced Thursday he will start a statewide tour beginning on Sept. 24 with events in Rockville, Ellicott City and Baltimore.

After that, he will be making stops all around the state.

Gansler will be in southern Maryland on Sept. 25. He then heads to western Maryland the day after that. He also will be campaigning on the Eastern Shore on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican David Craig has officially announced that Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will be his running mate in his bid for governor.

Haddaway-Riccio said Tuesday at a news conference in Annapolis that she has spent almost a decade as an Eastern Shore lawmaker fighting for lower taxes and a better business climate. She says she has also worked for a greater balance between environmental interests and the interests of agriculture and commercial fishing.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he has $5.2 million in his campaign account.

The attorney general, who is weighing a bid for governor in 2014, reported the amount to the Maryland State Board of Elections on Tuesday.

His campaign says it's five times more than Gov. Martin O'Malley had eight years ago as he was preparing to run for his first term.

The report says Gansler has raised $1.2 million since last year's filing.