Two former Maryland attorneys general will endorse state Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the office Tuesday, praising his character and record of service in the General Assembly.
J. Joseph Curran Jr. and Stephen Sachs will throw their support behind Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, at a news conference in Baltimore.
Curran is the longest-serving attorney general in Maryland history, having held the office from 1987 to 2007. Sachs held the office for two terms from 1979 to 1987. Both are Democrats.
Frosh, 66, is one of at least four Democrats expected to seek the nomination to succeed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who is planning to run for governor, in the June 2014 primary.
Dels. Jon S. Cardin of Baltimore County and Aisha Braveboy of Prince George's County have announced plans to run. Del. C. William Frick of Montgomery is also expected to join the race. No Republican has been elected to the office for nearly a century.
Curran and Sachs both come from Baltimore, giving added weight to their endorsement of a candidate from suburban Washington.
Sachs said he's known Frosh for 30 years and understands the requirements of the office.
"The bottom line is that I just think he's a perfect fit," Sachs said. He said Frosh, among other things, would be able to hire talented lawyers to join the Attorney General's Office.
"The best lawyers are going to be attracted to somebody who can inspire them and who they respect. I think Brian is that kind of guy," he said.
Curran said he got to know Frosh well through the candidates work as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, a job Curran held earlier in his career.
"He has a good background. I like his demeanor. His presence is very balanced. He's a very fair person," Curran said. "Brian Frosh, it looks like he was just made for the job."
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