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It's Official: Craig Filed as Candidate in Governor's Race

Republicans Harford County Executive David Craig and Delegate Jeannie Haddaway are running for governor and lieutenant governor.

Harford County Executive David Craig and Delegate Jeannie Haddaway (Eastern Shore) filed for the gubernatorial ticket around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2014. (Courtesy of David Craig)
Harford County Executive David Craig and Delegate Jeannie Haddaway (Eastern Shore) filed for the gubernatorial ticket around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2014. (Courtesy of David Craig)
In Annapolis on Tuesday morning, Harford County Executive David Craig and Delegate Jeannie Haddaway of the Eastern Shore officially declared their intention to run for the Republican ticket in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

It may seem like old news, since Craig announced in June that he planned to run for governor and named Haddaway as his running mate in the bid for lieutenant governor in July.

However, the pair's 11 a.m. appearance at the Maryland Board of Elections in Annapolis to submit a certificate of candidacy, financial information and $580 combined filing fee meant their campaign is officially moving full-speed ahead toward the summer primary.

As of Jan. 6, only one other pair was on the ticket for the Republican primary, according to the Maryland Board of Elections website, which showed Brian Charles Vaeth and Duane Gerald Davis of Baltimore County filed for the governor's race on May 1.

The first day to file was April 9, 2013; and the final day to file is Feb. 25.

Other Republicans expected to enter the race include businessman Charles Lollar and Delegate Ron George, neither of whom had selected running mates, which was essential before filing, according to MarylandReporter.com. Founder of Change Maryland Larry Hogan planned to file by the end of January, MarylandReporter.com said.

The Republican primary is June 24.

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