Republican Charles Lollar Isn’t Running for Governor…Yet

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Charles Lollar invited bloggers in for pizza to tell them why he wasn’t actually running for governor, but very well might be in a month. The reason: the Pentagon made him do it.

Meeting at state Republican headquarters, Lollar was attempting to explain why there was still a Draft Charles Lollar for Governor campaign committee, chaired by Karen Winterling of Howard County, raising money and arranging for speaking engagements.

Lollar, 42, had run for Congress against House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer in 2010, and contemplated a race for governor four years ago when he found out he hadn’t been a registered voter in Maryland long enough.

For the past two and half years, Lollar has been a full-time active duty intelligence officer as a Marine Corps major working at the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon. “I cannot campaign,” Lollar said, forbidden by Defense Department rules from being a partisan candidate.

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