In the nascent, we can’t really talk about it yet race to replace Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert), who is battling stage 4 prostate cancer, there are at least half a dozen hypothetical candidates. Maybe more.
On three consecutive days in June, three (or four) of these potential contenders are holding events of one kind or another, including fundraisers. In other words, it’s a chance to check out these potential leaders in a less formal setting than you usually find them in Annapolis — and, quite possibly, to measure their political strength. Who will show up to pay tribute?
On June 11, Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George’s), the chair of the Capital Budget Subcommittee, has a breakfast fundraiser scheduled at Harry Browne’s in Annapolis.
On June 12, Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Chair Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) has an evening fundraiser at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 51 Hall in Lanham.
On June 13, Senate Majority Leader Guy J. Guzzone (D-Howard) is holding his annual pizza party in the early evening at Ridgely’s Community Center in Jessup. It’s free.
And at about the same time, Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery), the vice chair of the Finance Committee, has a fundraiser at The Wine Harvest in Potomac.