Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor
POTOMAC, Md. (WJLA) - Former President Bill Clinton is arguably still the biggest rock star in the Democratic Party – especially when it comes to raising money.
On Tuesday night, he endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor at a million dollar fundraiser in Potomac.
"I do admire and feel enormous affection for Anthony Brown...I feel he is the best qualified person to be governor," said Clinton.
The Brown camp may be hoping for Clinton to generate a little excitement; according to last month’s Maryland poll by Saint Mary’s College, Brown was at 27-percent, Doug Gansler was at 11-percent, and Heather Mizeur was at eight-percent. Yet, a startling 54-percent were still undecided.
The voters we spoke with had little enthusiasm for the race.
"I'm not a real fan of either Brown or Gansler. I do think that means I'll vote for Heather, but I don't know if she can win," said one voter.
"I'm very disappointed at how the healthcare exchange came out. I don't know very much about Brown, I tend to favor Gansler," added another.
"I'm a fairly staunch Democrat, but at this point I'm still on the fence," said Dennis Boni.
Clinton urged Brown’s supporters that they still have work to do, and to be sure to energize voters:
"The most important you can do for him is to tell them why it's important to vote in this election." "You joined the brigade...time to suit up and serve...Thank you."