From Del. Pat McDonough:
Since Delegate McDonough and his team have been contacting Republicans and others around the State to organize his state-wide tour, people have been enquiring about his future intentions. Some have speculated that Delegate McDonough may be interested in running for Governor.
The 2016 election will showcase, for the first time, an open seat for the state’s highest elective office. Delegate McDonough, a three-term legislator, displayed an interest in the Governorship in 2010, but announced he would withdraw if former Governor Robert Ehrlich entered the election. Mr. Ehrlich did eventually enter the Governor’s race. Keeping his word, Delegate McDonough withdrew and supported Ehrlich’s bid.
Delegate McDonough would be the only Baltimore area Republican entering the race since all of the potential candidates mentioned are from other parts of the state.
Delegate McDonough said, “2014 is too far in the future to speculate. Right now, I am interested in helping to defeat in-state tuition.” (Delegate McDonough was the Honorary Chairman of the state-wide petition campaign to place the Dream Act on the ballot).
“I intend, at this time, to seek re-election to the House of Delegates,” concluded Delegate McDonough.