(UPDATED 1:55 p.m.)—Attorney General Doug Gansler, who is set to make his campaign to be Maryland’s next governor official, has a short list of elected officials under consideration as possible lieutenant governor candidates.
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. (D-Baltimore) and Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s) are all under consideration, according to the Washington Post.
The newspaper reports that Pratt confirmed she has spoke to Gansler about the position and cited anonymous sources that Mitchell and Ivey are being considered.
Mitchell, prior to a press conference in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, said he couldn't confirm or deny speculation about him running for lieutenant governor.
"It's not up to me," Mitchell said.
Gansler is scheduled to officially kick off his campaign on Sept. 24 with a seven day 16 stop statewide bus tour.
There are already two candidates running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who has selected Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate, and Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) who has not selected a lieutenant governor candidate.