Former President Bill Clinton endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Former President Bill Clinton entered into Maryland politics Tuesday when he endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his bid to become governor.

“Anthony Brown’s lengthy record of public service to our nation and the state of Maryland is a powerful testament to his character and leadership,” said Clinton in a statement. 

“As Lt. Governor, Anthony has worked to create thousands of jobs, to make quality health care more accessible and affordable, to secure passage of some of the nation’s toughest gun safety laws, to protect women and children from domestic violence, and to make record investments in Maryland’s public schools. He is uniquely qualified to lead Maryland, and I am proud to support him for Governor.”

Clinton was in Annapolis Tuesday to lecture at the Naval Academy as a part of the 54th Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. Brown’s campaign said Clinton will visit Maryland during the second week of May to support the Brown-Ulman campaign.

Brown, a Democrat, is seeking to win the nomination in a primary race that also includes Attorney General Doug Gansler, Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur and teacher Ralph Jaffe.