“Doug and I are friends, and I am flattered my name has come up in this context,” Moore said in an e-mail Monday. “But I am very focused on building my businesses here in Baltimore.”
Kweisi Mfume, a former congressman and national NAACP leader, told The Post that he has also heard talk about Gansler courting him to fill out his ticket. “Not true,” said Mfume, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2006.
“He and I have never had a conversation about that,” Mfume said in a text message Friday.
Pratt, Baltimore’s comptroller, said that she and Gansler recently talked in “general terms” about the lieutenant governor’s job.
“The two of us met, and we had a nice conversation, and I enjoyed it,” said Pratt, who has held her position since 1995 and faced little opposition to reelection since then.
Pratt’s office is primarily responsible for conducting audits of city agencies and overseeing city real-estate transactions. She also sits on the Board of Estimates, which guides the fiscal policy of Baltimore and awards city contracts.
Asked if she would join Gansler’s ticket if asked, Pratt said: “I think it would be great to have someone from Baltimore City. I think that would be great.”
Ivey, who chairs the Prince George’s House delegation in Annapolis, declined to speculate as to whether she would take Gansler’s No. 2 spot.
“It hasn’t been offered, and I haven’t made a decision as to whether I would take it,” said Ivey, who is close to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and the wife of former Prince George’s State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey (D).
Del. Melony G. Griffith (D-Prince George’s), who previously led her county House delegation, has also had discussions with Gansler about his ticket, according to several of Griffith’s colleagues. Griffith declined to comment on her future political plans in a brief interview Monday.
Mitchell, a delegate whose Baltimore family has long been active in the civil rights movement, also declined to comment.
Jones, who has served as speaker pro tem, the No. 2 position in the House of Delegates since 2003, said that she has spoken to Gansler about the job and indicated she is not interested.
“I like what I’m doing now,” said Jones, who added that she is also supportive of Brown’s bid for governor.
Jones said that Gansler told her he would like to name an African American woman from the Baltimore area as his running mate if possible.
Pugh, a senator who has represented the city since 2007, also said she is not interested in the No. 2 slot on Gansler’s ticket.
“I’ve had conversations with Doug, but it’s not something I’m looking at right now,” Pugh said.