Bully pulpit, part II

Frederick News Post
When Blaine Young chose to run for commissioner, we urged him to close out his radio show. The reason is that Young's broadcast clearly gives him a political advantage, a pulpit from which he can broadcast his message three hours a day, five days a week. Now that Young is making moves to run for governor -- and in our opinion, if you're raising cash you're formally a candidate, even if you haven't signed that official little slip of paper at the state Board of Elections -- we have to repeat that call.

Frederick board chief to explore run for governor

Baltimore Sun
Michael Dresser
Blaine Young, the Republican president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, has taken a step toward a possible run for governor in 2014 by launching a fund-raising committee. Young, 40, was elected in 2010 as part of a conservative Republican sweep of the five board seats in the Western Maryland county. He had been appointed to the board earlier that year.