Uphill running

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Source: Frederick News Post
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Date Published: 06/03/2012

Commissioner Blaine Young has made it official — he intends to run for governor. It’s a bold move. But we’ll be frank here — we’ll be surprised if Young makes it through a potentially crowded field of primary challengers. Young is the first Republican to formally sign on. Also believed to be considering runs are Harford County Executive David Craig, Larry Hogan (former appointments secretary to former Gov. Bob Ehrlich and brother of Frederick Delegate Patrick Hogan), and Brian Murphy, a gubernatorial primary challenger in 2008. Other than his potential challengers, Young has some serious hurdles to overcome if he wants to make it as far as the Governor’s Mansion. Let’s run through a few.