The Washington Times - December 5, 2011, 12:54PM

Friends of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will hold a fundraiser this month in his honor, giving perhaps the strongest indication yet that he plans to run for governor in 2014.

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will act as hosts of the Dec. 14 event, which will be held in Baltimore. Ticket prices range from $250 to $4,000 and proceeds go to the “Friends of Anthony Brown” fundraising committee.

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Mr. Brown, a Democrat, has served under Mr. O’Malley since 2007, and spent the previous eight years representing Prince George’s County in the House of Delegates.

With Mr. O’Malley set to leave office in 2015 due to term limits, Mr. Brown is one of three candidates widely expected to seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, along with Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.

Others including Howard County Executive Kenneth S. Ulman have also been rumored.