POLITICS 2022: Wes Moore for Governor of Maryland?

Wes Moore stepped-down from his foundation, Robin Hood, today.

By Doni Glover, Publisher
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(BALTIMORE – February 8, 2021) – Two words: Wes Moore. And just like that, the Maryland gubernatorial election of 2022 just got extremely interesting. To say the least, I love it. Maryland, I predict, is about to get its most expensive election ever.

As Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, only the second Republican governor in the past half-century, seemingly prepares for a presidential bid, eyes were naturally on the next Republican in line, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford.

Then, last week, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele confirmed with The Hill that he was seriously considering a run for governor.

On the other side of the aisle, it is no secret that Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been eyeing the governor’s seat since before he became Comptroller. What is interesting that another Montgomery County politician, Tom Perez, is also considering a run for governor, as reported by the Sun.

Ever since the last statewide election in 2018, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski both have had their names mentioned in gubernatorial talks.

All that to say, today’s announcement that Moore is stepping down from his well-noted non-profit, Robin Hood, has prompted further political discussions. Moore, according to a source close to him, is going to take some time and consider his options.