As we have been reporting, gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin’s (D) has been fighting administrative rulings to keep her name off of the ballot. You will remember she was the running mate to gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz (D) who suddenly passed away on May 10th. As was her right as the designated running mate, Ms. Ervin, a former Montgomery County Councilwoman, assumed control of the gubernatorial campaign, but the Maryland State Board of Elections ruled that it is too late to re-print ballots. The only way ballots count for Ms. Ervin is if people continue to vote for the late Mr. Kamenetz.
Ms. Ervin twice challenged the ruling in court, losing both times. Yesterday, she abandoned her legal moves, and will attempt to convince her supporters to vote for Mr. Kamenetz. The Maryland primary is June 26th. The most recent poll suggests that former NAACP president Ben Jealous has assumed the primary lead. The eventual Democratic nominee with then challenge Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
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