Leading up to the June 26 primary, columnist Dan Rodricks is interviewing candidates for Maryland governor on his podcast, Roughly Speaking. The field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican incumbent Larry Hogan include Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, progressive activist Valerie Ervin, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., tech entrepreneur Alec Ross, former Venable law firm managing partner Jim Shea, and former Michelle Obama adviser Krish Vignarajah. Consulting firm owner Maya Rockeymoore Cummings suspended her campaign on Jan. 5. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz died of cardiac arrest on May 10. Kamenetz's running mate, Valerie Ervin, ran in his place before suspending her campaign on June 13.

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah says she has received hate mail and mean tweets ridiculing her gender, her ethnicity and even the appearance of her 11-month-old daughter, Alana, in a campaign ad.
Gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea says Larry Hogan has done little to advance education, transportation and Baltimore's crime fight.
Tech guru and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross introduces us to his running mate, Julie Verratti, and talks about the need for "21st Century thinking" in state government.
Dan's series of interviews with gubernatorial candidates continues with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and his running mate, former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin.
Ben Jealous, the former national president of the NAACP, says Gov. Larry Hogan holds Baltimore in contempt and has done too little to help the city through its crisis in crime and police misconduct.
Larry Hogan has a limited vision for the state and has held back economic development for Baltimore, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says.
In the seventh in a series of interviews with candidates for governor of Maryland, Dan speaks with Krish Vignarajah, a 38-year-old attorney and former policy adviser to Michelle Obama.
In another in a series of interviews with Democratic candidates for governor, Maryland state Sen. Richard Madaleno says the Republican incumbent, Larry Hogan, has no long-term vision for the state.
The 59-year-old Baltimore County executive says Maryland needs a more progressive leader on public education, mass transit, economic development, and other issues.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker says he would focus on economic development and job creation, revive the Red Line, and keep funding the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross vows a fight with President Trump over immigration crackdown.
A former president of the NAACP, Ben Jealous has been running for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor since June.
Dan begins a series of interviews with candidates for governor, sitting down with Jim Shea, former chairman of the largest law firm in Maryland.