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Young No Longer Running for Governor

Frederick County Commissioner Blaine Young announced Saturday he will no longer be running for governor, and he's made no decision to run for County Executive.
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Commissioner Blaine Young announced Saturday he will no longer be running for Governor, and he's made no decision to run for county executive of Frederick County. Young says he decided he will not run for governor after checking data that he says shows he could win the primary, but the general election left him slim to no chance.

Young says he didn't find it beneficial for the Republican Party to have a highly competitive primary. The data, he says, shows there's a chance Charles Lollar could become the next governor of Maryland. Young announced he's now endorsing Lollar.

"I didn't think it was beneficial for the Republican Party to have a highly competitive primary, when the battle is an uphill battle anyway," says Frederick County Commissioner Blaine Young (R). "At the end of the day, when I saw all the polling data, it said I could win the primary, but I would have to spend every dime I've got to go into a general election."

Lollar joined Young at the Frederick Fairgrounds for the announcement and spoke to a group of supporters.

"The biggest thing we want to do is get Marylanders back to work. We want to reduce the excessive regulation, reduce energy costs, we want to create a tax friendly environment in this State that allows businessmen and women to hire and put people to work," says Charles Lollar. "We've lost 33 percent of our manufacturing jobs over the past nine years. Unemployment records are at record highs."

Young says he will decide in January if he'll run for County Executive. He would no longer be able to run his business, Yellow Cab, and continue his radio talk show if he does.

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