Gansler campaign tour includes more promises

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler's statewide tour to launch his campaign for governor entered its third day Thursday as the Democrat took his stump speech to Western Maryland.

Gansler has slightly different remarks - and campaign promises - for each of the 17 stops. On Wednesday, Gansler told a crowd in Hyattsville he supported extending the Metro to National Harbor where a casino is proposed, the campaign confirmed.


Gansler also told supporters he thought a law school should be established at the historically black Bowie State University in Prince George's County, the campaign confirmed.

While in Baltimore and Montgomery Counties, Gansler said he supported building a high-speed rail line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.


On Thursday morning, Gansler chatted with about 45 supporters in Cumberland, repeating the pitch he's given elsewhere, casting himself as an outsider overflowing with ideas and talking about how to attract manufacturing jobs, his campaign said.

Since launching his campaign in Rockville, Gansler by Thursday afternoon will have visited the city of Baltimore and Howard, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Charles, Calvert, Allegheny and Washington counties.

He will visit Frederick and Carroll counties Friday, Annapolis on Saturday and the Eastern Shore next week.

Gansler joins a competitive Democratic primary race to suceed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2015. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur joined the contest earlier this year.

Democrats hold a 2-to-1 registration in Maryland, and Democratic voters will go to the polls on June 24 to pick a nominee.