Chevy Chase resident and District 16 State Sen. Brian Frosh made his bid for Maryland Attorney General official on Tuesday, announcing he has decided to run via an email to supporters and on his Facebook page.
The five-term state senator's interest in the 2014 race has been known since last summer. In October, Frosh released a long list of supporters -- Maryland Democratic heavyweights who served on his exploratory committee:
After much encouragement from Marylanders across the state, I’ve decided to run for Attorney General of Maryland. I want to be the people’s lawyer.
We need an Attorney General who will fight for justice and equal treatment for all Marylanders; someone who knows that protecting our children and fighting for safe communities is the first step in creating opportunity for all; someone who will fight to protect consumers and seniors from scam artists; someone who will crack down on corruption and hold accountable those who try to defraud our citizens; and someone who will enforce laws that protect our environment and work to prevent discrimination so that all Marylanders have the opportunities they deserve.
That’s the kind of Attorney General I intend to be. I will fight for you every day.
Next month, Attorney General Doug Gansler will announce his intention to seek the open governor's seat.
Frosh's competition will include Baltimore County Delegate Jon Cardin, nephew of Sen. Ben Cardin, Prince George's County Delegate Aisha Braveboy and District 16 Delegate Bill Frick.
Seeking to replace Frosh in the District's Senate seat will be Delegate Susan Lee. Attorney Reggie Oldak, who lost a bid for delegate in 2006, has said she's contemplating running against Lee.
There's also speculation that a big money candidate, such as Kyle Lierman, may decide to give Lee a run or that a candidate who can self-finance a campaign could jump in late. Lierman, son of Terry Lierman -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's chief of staff, narrowly lost out on a House of Delegates seat in the 2010 election.
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