Congressman Brown Definitely Considering AG Spot

Photo: Rep. Anthony Brown in September at Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s 82nd birthday celebration.

(PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – October 21, 2021) – In another show of Prince George’s County blossoming political prowess in but a few days, Congressman Anthony Brown is considering leaving Congress to run for Maryland’s top lawyer post: Attorney General. The former Maryland Lt. Governor, who lives in Prince George’s County, just confirmed with BmoreNews.

News broke in the past 24 hours that Attorney General Brian Frosh will not be seeking a third term.

“Frosh announcing that he will not seek re-election as AG is shocking but also creates a vacuum as to who will fill the seat,” poses retired politico Catalina Byrd. She added “With so many gubernatorial candidates, it’s likely that whoever runs will not be associated with a slate and will have to fundraise and campaign alone. A dynamic we haven’t seen in quite some time. ”

This news comes just days after another Prince Georgian, Delegate Dereck Davis, is bring mentioned as the likely fit for the next Treasurer of the State of Maryland.

Of those names being mentioned for Frosh’s replacement from the Democratic side of the aisle, Brown is the only African American whose name is being touted. Further, he has more statewide name recognition. Maryland is a 2-to-1 Democratic state.

“I think he would make a great Attorney General and would be really tough to beat in a Democratic Primary,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy.

Prince George’s County, for the uninitiated, is one of the wealthiest Black jurisdictions in the US. It is the largest Black jurisdiction in the state. Politically, the county’s Black community has been ascending since the days of state Sen. Tommie Broadwater. From 1974 to 1983, Broadwater was the first Black politician outside of Baltimore and is the first state Senator from Prince George’s County.

Strategically, this upcoming 2022 statewide primary in June will certainly be one to watch. COVID-19 has already proven to be an obstacle. Hence, statewide campaigns will be even more dependent on television to spread the message.

As Braveboy reminds, “This is the first gubernatorial election during COVID.”