On the Democratic side, O'Malley's lieutenant governor, Anthony Brown and state Attorney General Doug Gansler are the heavyweights. Both can claim statewide appeal, having been on winning statewide tickets. Both have reasonable management experience, Brown having overseen key O'Malley Administration efforts, Gansler in coordinating the state prosecutor's office. Both also have their flaws, Brown being the point person for the nationally shamed state healthcare rollout and Gansler having been hit by a series of scandals and gaffes during his campaign. The strongest of the other candidates, Del. Heather Mizeur, has a solid legislative record and is a strong advocate for, and unapologetic about, liberal or progressive policies. She's a rather refreshing option. Her campaign has made no secret that her strategy is to hope the other two split the vote and she manages to finish ahead in the primary.