With the 2017 General Assembly session over, the 2018 gubernatorial race has begun.
At least eight Democrats are weighing whether to jump into the wide-open party primary next year to challenge popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for Maryland's top office.
The session ended Monday. Now that the legislature has cleared the political stage — and the annual ban on political fundraising during the 90-day session has ended — the hopefuls are racing to raise money and capture the attention of party activists.
Democrats see an opportunity to reclaim the governor's mansion in a state where they outnumber Republicans more than 2-1.
Rep. John Delaney, former Maryland...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.