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Maryland Comptroller Won't Run for Governor in 2014

Peter Franchot plans to seek re-election as comptroller

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    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said Tuesday he will not run for governor in 2014 and he plans to seek re-election as comptroller.

    He made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to supporters.

    "It is no secret that in recent months, I have given thought to running for governor," Franchot wrote. "I am humbled by the extraordinary support that my prospective campaign received in every corner of our state and I am now more convinced than ever that there is a shared desire among Marylanders irrespective of ideology or party affiliation for an honest conversation of the fiscal and economic challenges that still lie ahead."

    If Franchot, 65, is re-elected as comptroller, it would be his third term in that office.