Bryan Sears has the scoop:
A former appointee of Gov. Robert Ehrlich and head of a grassroots conservative group will take a step closer to becoming a Republican candidate for governor during an event tonight that coincides with the Maryland Republican Party convention in Annapolis.
Larry Hogan, chairman of Change Maryland, said in an interview that he plans to tell an expected audience of about 1,100 people that he is considering a run for governor in 2014 and will make a formal candidacy announcement in January.
A lot of people were assuming Hogan was going to announce his candidacy at tonight’s event in Annapolis, but I’d been hearing the same thing Sears reported in the past few days. The speculation has made him the center of attention headed into the convention already, so his plans have apparently achieved their goal.
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.