Franchot on O'Malley: 'I don't think he has done his best'

Comptroller says governor has been absent, overstated state's economic success

10:28 AM EDT, October 26, 2012


In an interview with The Sun's editorial board this week, Comptroller Peter Franchot took aim at Gov. Martin O'Malley's performance in office, suggesting he has been focused on other things while Maryland's economy has lagged. The two Democrats have had strained relations at times in the past, and in this case, Mr. Franchot echoes a criticism of the governor that is rarely stated publicly by members of his party -- that his national ambitions are getting in the way of his management of the state.