Rawlings-Blake plans "important announcement"
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to make an "important campaign announcement" Friday morning, according to an email sent to supporters this afternoon.
Rawlings-Blake will be joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings in front of the Marshalls at Mondawmin Mall at 10 a.m. to make the announcement, according to the email.
I'm waiting for a call back from Colleen Martin-Lauer, who handles fundraising for Rawlings-Blake, to find out more about the announcement. Rawlings-Blake's campaign also launched a Twitter account today, @srbforbaltimore.
Her most prominent challenger thus far, former city planning director Otis Rolley, has been ramping up his campaign in recent weeks. He hired Pennsylvania political veteran Daniel Fee as his campaign manager and is opening his campaign headquarters in Hampden this evening.
UPDATE: The event has been postponed due to the federal budget debate. Cummings is expected to announce his endorsement of Rawlings-Blake at an event in the coming weeks, said campaign manager Travis Tazelaar.