Only one former Maryland governor will be among the candidates for president in 2016. Bob Ehrlich decided he won’t run for the Republican nomination, the Boston Globe reports.
Ehrlich, the Baltimore County native who was governor prior to announced presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, did plenty of things that only soon-to-be presidential candidates do, like visit New Hampshire. But Ehrlich said “he thought he could advance the issues he cares about using a political action committee,” instead of running for the White House, according to the Globe. His PAC is called Turning Point America, and will focus on issues like school choice and criminal justice reform.
That’s a serious maverick move in a year where 17 Republicans jumped into what’s seen as an open race. Turns out, those exploratory committees are actually for exploring.
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