Ms. Mizeur made the trek to Tawes, but she has vowed that events like that will not be the hallmark of her campaign. Her announcement email said that she plans to run her campaign as a series of service projects for herself and volunteers. "I've been warned that this will take too much time, draw too little press, keep me from fund-raising full time," she wrote, just before inserting a link for people to donate to her campaign. "But I believe that the best way to help Maryland is to lift up our communities and get our hands dirty." It's an interesting approach, and at the very least it ensures that something worthwhile will come from her candidacy. But the real test of the strategy will be whether it provides her with better ideas for solving the state's problems.