November 10, 2011

Invitation names Ulman as gubernatorial hopeful

An email invitation to a Columbia fundraiser tonight for Ken Ulman says the Howard County Executive wants to be governor.

The email, sent out by Evergreen Advisors LLC, says, “Ken has been committed to Howard County for two terms and now desires to attain the Governor's seat for Maryland, so that all citizens will benefit from his administration's initiatives.”

But while many have speculated Ulman will run, he said Wednesday night not to read too much into it. He's not planning to make any formal announcement.

“We haven’t made any final decisions," he said. "Three years is a long time.”

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September 9, 2011

Howard exec Ulman to hold fundraiser in Baltimore

With more than three years to go before the next statewide election, County Executive Ken Ulman is starting to look outside Howard for cash.

On Tuesday, he will hold a $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Maryland Club in downtown Baltimore, a move that could suggest Ulman is broadening his political reach with an eye toward the governor’s mansion.

Ulman played down the significance of the event.

“We have a number of events throughout the state,” Ulman said, but he stopped short of saying what he was raising money for.

“I’m keeping my options open as long as I feel I have more to give to public service,” he said. “We consistently continue to raise money. It’s flattering that folks offer to have events for us.”

Although Ulman minimized the meaning of the event, some say it’s not an illogical step for a possible gubernatorial contender.

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