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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- In Largo, lieutenant governor Anthony Brown, formally kicked off his campaign today.

Though no Md. lieutenant governor has ever run to be the elected governor of the state, Brownmade it official that he will be running. This is shaping up to be afiercelycompetitive democratic primary for Maryland governor in 2014 and it is hard to say, who will be the front-runner in this.

Brown is hoping to make history in a couple of ways. Not only, being the firstlieutenant governor to be elected governor if he wins, but he would be the first African-American governor in Maryland history.

At his campaign, he spoke about healthcare, schools, making Maryland better for all residents.

In an interview with WNEW, Brown says, "We do that by strengthening our economy and creating jobs," the 51-Brown said this week. "We have to invest in infrastructure, improve health care and invest in education and training. It's important to me that Maryland not only be better, but better for more Marylanders."

Republicans who are also debating thebid for governor include state Delegate Ron George of Anne Arundel County, Harford County Executive David Craig, and Dan Bongino.