“Craig Wolf promises no more “politics and partisanship” if he is elected Maryland’s next attorney general. The Howard County attorney formally announced his candidacy for the post Thursday, Feb. 8 in Annapolis and is, as of Monday morning, Feb. 12, the only candidate who has filed.
Maryland’s incumbent attorney general, Democrat Brian Frosh, is expected to seek re-election. A race that normally has little to do with partisanship appears likely to be all about the subject in 2018. Earlier this month Frosh announced he is suing the Trump Administration due to the recently passed and signed federal tax law, which he (Frosh) says hurts high tax states like Maryland. Other states are part of the pending law suit. According to the Baltimore Sun, Frosh has initiated or joined more than 20 lawsuits against the federal government since last year.
Wolf, who is president and CEO of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America—a national trade association—has previously served as a federal and state prosecutor and counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Wolf cited public safety has his biggest priority, including Baltimore’s high murder rate and the statewide opioid epidemic.”