Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

By KIRSTIN GARRISS | kgarriss@whag.com

Published 05/07 2014 11:19PM

Updated 05/07 2014 11:32PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - On Wednesday evening, three Democratic candidates for Governor debated their plans for Maryland's future.

The debate featured candidates Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler and Heather Mizeur.

The debate began with the state's online health exchange. Attorney General Gansler called Lt. Gov. Brown "delusional" over the website, which crashed as soon as it launched last year, and said $200 million was "flushed down the toilet."

State Delegate Mizeur said she wouldn't cast blame. Brown apologized to those inconvenienced by issues with the exchange and said everyone involved with it is responsible.

On the legalization of marijuana, Mizeur called the state's marijuana laws a failure. While Brown doesn't support legalization, he is in favor of decriminalization. Gansler also opposes legalization.

On their fitness for office, Mizeur pointed to her legislative accomplishments, including decriminalization of marijuana. Brown cited his military and public service. And Gansler touted his record as a prosecutor and said his character stands for itself.

The Democratic primary will be held June 24.

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