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Doug Gansler Asked About Running for MD Governor Again

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former attorney general Doug Gansler says he's being asked to consider running against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in 2018.

Gansler tells The Baltimore Sun  he's being asked to run "pretty much every day." Gansler says Democrats are "looking around for the most viable candidate to beat the governor."

Gansler says he isn't ruling out another run for public office. But he says he's not currently organizing a campaign.

Gansler was defeated in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor by then-Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Brown lost to Hogan and is now running for a congressional seat in Prince George's County.

He served eight years as Maryland attorney general after 14 years as Montgomery County state's attorney. He left office in 2015 and is now working in private practice.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.