The primary election for Maryland’s governor’s race is set for June 24.
Despite both being Democrats, the rhetoric between Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler is starting to heat up on both sides.
The latest issue between the two candidates came out recently when Gansler angered some veteran groups with the following comments and a candidates forum.
“I'm running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything. You know his ads are about how he was a lawyer in Iraq, and that's all fine and good, but this is a real job,” Gansler said.
Some veterans, who have already supported Brown, asked for Gansler to apologize. This led Gansler to clarify his remarks.
"I have the utmost respect for his military service and for veterans. The point I was trying to make is that Anthony Brown's only attempt to lead as lieutenant governor was the unmitigated debacle of the health exchange website,” Gansler said.
While visiting a business in Essex on Tuesday, Brown didn’t ask for Gansler to apologize, but did call his comments, “reckless and irresponsible."