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NewsChannel 8: Duncan Considering Bid for Comptroller, County Exec Return

The former Rockville mayor could be part of a crowded field for comptroller.

Douglas M. Duncan is mulling a comeback.

The former Rockville mayor, former Montgomery County Executive and one-time gubernatorial candidate told NewsChannel 8’s Bruce DePuyt that he is considering a bid for state Comptroller or for a return as county executive.

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Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot is expected to run for governor in 2014, a prospect discussed in this piece in The Washington Times in September.

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said last year that to the post that Duncan held for three terms.

Maryland Juice reported rumors in January that Duncan was considering a run for comptroller. The blog noted that Duncan would be part of an increasingly crowded field.

Duncan ran against Martin O'Malley for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006 before dropping out, citing depression, as The Gazette reported.

Duncan was coy when asked by earlier this month about his political future, saying that he needed to “.”

Jeff Hawkins April 24, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I would welcome a return by Mr. Duncan to the County Exec. position.
Milton J. (Milt) Minneman April 26, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I will believe and support Doug when he 'gets down to campaign fighting weight'

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