A spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael Busch says he will be endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s bid to be the next governor of Maryland.
Alexandra Hughes said the speaker will announce his endorsement on Thursday in Annapolis.
Brown, a Democrat, served in the House of Delegates before Gov. Martin O’Malley chose him to be his running mate in 2005.
Brown served two terms representing Prince George’s County, and he rose to the position of majority whip in the chamber.
Brown also has been endorsed by O’Malley, who is term limited, and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Busch becomes the latest person who supported gay marriage legislation to endorse Brown. This despite the fact that Brown’s consultant, Jim Messina, was responsible for a political ad that one liberal writer referred to as “one of the most homophobic ads in American history.”
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.