Brown, Frosh prevail in straw poll conducted by Young Democrats of Maryland


Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post)

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown emerged Saturday as the winner of a gubernatorial straw poll conducted by the Young Democrats of Maryland at the group’s annual statewide convention.

Brown received 62 votes, followed closely by Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) with 57. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler lagged with 12 votes.

All three Democratic hopefuls made separate presentations during the daylong gathering in Annapolis and were accompanied by their running mates, according to organizers of the event.

The group, which is the official youth arm of the Maryland Democratic Party, also heard from all three of the party’s contenders for attorney general this year. Sen. Brian E. Frosh (Montgomery) prevailed by a wide margin in the straw poll results, with 82 votes. He was followed by Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (Prince George’s) with 27 votes and Del. Jon S. Cardin (Baltimore County) with 21 votes.

The Democratic primaries for governor and attorney general are June 24. The Young Democrats include party activists under age 36.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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