Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Michael Steele is weighing a 2014 gubernatorial bid

Cliff Owen/Associated Press - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Michael Steele speaks in Washington.

The Washington Post is reporting that Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chairman and former lieutenant governor of Maryland, is weighing a 2014 gubernatorial bid.

“We’re looking at it,” Steele, who is now an MSNBC contributor, told host Chuck Todd on his program “The Daily Rundown” on the network. Steele said he doesn’t feel that he needs to make a decision until the end of the year.

His comments came on the same day that Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) became the first major Republican candidate to announce his bid to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). Also Monday, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), who announced his gubernatorial bid last month, publicly unveiled Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D) as his running mate.

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