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Franchot Out Of Governor's Race

Democrat says he will seek re-election to the state comptroller's post he's held since 2006.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot told supporters Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the position he's held since 2006.

The state's top tax collector was rumored to be eyeing a run for governor in 2014.

In emails and calls to supporters, Franchot said he has decided to forego that campaign.

Stay with Patch for updates on this story.

1ke December 12, 2012 at 04:29 PM
TIffany Alston is not eligible to hold public office any more. And you know damned well that no one wants to elect a thief. And, about me, at least, your momma was right. But, you, Joe, just couldn't resist hanging out, could you? Bad boy.
Joe December 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM
They elected Jack Johnson AND his wife! These same kinds of voters re-elected Marion CrackHead Barry how many times? The Democrats wanted to appoint in Alstons place a amn involved in a street shootout that killed a 14 year old by stander and he is an admitted drug dealer. the same kinds of voters re-elected a man who had been for 5 months confined to a mental ward and a man named Reynolds is running for his seat. Reynolds is a convicted thief and child molester. He will surely get votes. Many want Alston reseated too. Wake up dude and see the light.
Joe December 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Stop with the mother talk asswhole.
JustABill December 12, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Frank, credible polls over the past decade have shown a substantial philosophical shift to the far left by a majority of registered democrats in Maryland. It is also a well known fact that Democrats hold a nearly 3/1 advantage over Republicans for registered voters in the five central, most populated, counties in the state. With those overwhelming numbers of opposition it is plain to see that Republicans have been in the wilderness for quite some time here in Maryland. Nothing short of moving the Nation's Capital to San Francisco is going to change that because Maryland will continue to be a government employee mecca run by progressives who want bigger and bigger government to intrude upon our lives. So why don't you stop redundantly stating the obvious ad nauseam and come up with some relevant and insightful comments.
Joe December 12, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Repeat for the mentally challenged: "These same kinds of voters" re-elected Marion CrackHead Barry... Reading is fundamental for the mental retarded Frank. Ever learn what a "subsidy" is?
Michael Theis December 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Joe, your account has been suspended for the following violations of the Patch Terms of Use: Posting comments which contain masked profanity. Posting comments that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive. Anyone wishing to brush up on the Patch Terms of Use can do so by following this link: http://www.patch.com/terms
Joe December 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Frank, have you EVER posted anything that is NOT a smart ass reply to someone else? Have you EVER posted anything of substance? A Patch vulture stalking others is your life.
JustABill December 12, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Frank, he did not state that Maryland voters did, he said Democrats and then later said, "the same kinds of voters" but he never said Maryland voters. Yes Joe gets a little off topic but so do you, Jag, and Steve so stop calling the kettle black Mr. Pot.
JustABill December 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Ummm No Frank, that was for you sir.
joey December 12, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Steve jag Frank can slur others at will and they are golden to you? I never post anything slurring anyone unless it is in defense of the same. Frank, jag etc ONLY reply to others with ignorant petty comments and never seem to post anything else. Just playground idiocy. I guess you love that.
joey December 12, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Hello Frankie.
1ke December 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Whazzup, Lil Joe. Son of Joe. Josephson. I remember the good old days of Ted Agnew (Agnostopoulos) and Dale Anderson.
Steve December 12, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Close. It was Anagnostopoulos.
1ke December 12, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I am outraged at your continued insistence that I make sense, spell correctly, do some kind of research, read real texts and actually evince a belief in some version of the social contract. How dare you, sir? Lil Joe, I feel your pain.
1ke December 12, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I oftentimes feel badly because I do not know how to respond to the angry and intolerant postings that appear here. A patient and coherent response invariably attracted nasty feedback. I became very cynical about the possibility of achieving a civil and informative discourse. I found posters who apparently had the same experience. I can tell who they are by reading their posts, almost always rich in allusions to current events, historical fact and intellectual traditions. Those posters have fun, and they have diverse interests scattered across the Internet. Rarely do they call names and never do they curse. Almost always, they remain on task. I'm just saying.
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Joe still living in your head Frankie? Can't sleep without your fix?
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Lets break out the violins and sing a song of sorrow for your feelings of being abused.
FIFA December 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM
OMG, Joe gone and joey now in his place. Aw shucks, hated to see him go. I guess he earned it.
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
See, posters are so afraid of Frank's verbal assaults they call him "sir". Ridicule is the pigs most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the target into concessions. But don't forget Frankie a tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM
And Frankie also picks a target freezes it and personalizes and polarizes it and isolates from sympathy or support.
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Another lurking in the bushes? Only posts to insult others? Rarely post an original post but ON:Y replies to others in your snide little ways. Most every one of your posts is a post that includes a comment of a personal nature of the type that is meant to slur the poster. Do you never make a comment that is NOT a "reply"? Do you ever make a comment that others can treat as you treat theirs? Why don't you post a deeply held opinion so others can comment? I couldn't find those types of comments in your history FIFA, or Frank OR Steve. Why?
FIFA December 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Joey Sanchez, go read my history. You as Joey or Joe or Sanchez are what you say I am.
Sanchez December 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Frank, Most every one of your posts is a post that includes a comment of a personal nature of the type that is meant to slur the poster. Do you never make a comment that is NOT a "reply"? Do you ever make a comment that others can treat as you treat theirs? Why don't you post a deeply held opinion or something you stand on or for so others can comment? I couldn't find those types of comments in your history or FIFA, or Steve. Why? It's all spelling and word usage and snide and demeaning. Take a stand on your own for once. Be something but re-active.
Buck Harmon December 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM
You guys are meant for each other...unintended consequences of Patch I'm sure..
1ke December 13, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Don't be smug. Log in and you're involved.
RARE MARYLAND INDEPENDENT December 13, 2012 at 01:56 AM
He seems to have morals and genuine concern for the State of Maryland. Therefore, he is not qualified to be Governor.
amark December 13, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I actually have some respect for Franchot as he is one of the few independent minded democrats in this state. Plus anyone who is Owemalley's opponent is my friend.
amark December 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Yeah I guess one prominent conservative in the state is one too many for you right? Gotta purge every last one.
amark December 13, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Frank the majority of this state is to the left. You probably see it as "mainstream" because of your perspective. You probably also view MSNBC as mainstream as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS. This state is a one party monopoly of liberal democrats and has been for so long that people just assume that it will always be that way and sadly it probably will be.
Sanchez December 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
FIFA says "Nanananana, you are what you say I am, nananana."

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