Could Brian Murphy run for Governor (or some other office)?


In October, I wrote about the fact that former gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy was considering a run for office in 2014.

Today, Murphy wrote the following on Facebook:

Friends, I am close to making a decision regarding this election cycle. Joy, the kids and I appreciate your support and prayers. Stay tuned…

While many have speculated he might run for the State Senate or the House of Delegates, I keep hearing that Murphy thinks he can make more of a difference in an executive capacity.  Does that mean he might jump into the already crowded field in the race for Maryland governor against Jay Bala, David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar, and Brian Vaeth?

If he got into the governor’s race the lack of a runoff in Maryland would mean he would definitely impact the race. Vaeth got 24.2% of the vote in the 2010 primary against Bob Ehrlich. Maryland Right to Life and Concerned Women for America endorsed Murphy over Ehrlich in that primary.’

It might be more likely that Murphy runs for the legislature or some other office, but there definitely is buzz out there about him possibly running for governor, as far-fetched as some might find that.


Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

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.
Jeff Quinton