Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) has been honing the elevator speech he will use in his 2022 campaign for governor — and he is eager for people to hear it.
As he and a reporter settled into socially-distanced chairs on the sun-drenched front porch of his Takoma Park home on Monday, he whipped out several sheets of white, lined notebook paper and asked if he could read it before taking questions.
“This is something I wrote last night — or two nights ago — by myself. ‘Hi, my name is Peter Franchot…’”
The Montgomery County Democrat enters the race as an early favorite, thanks to a cascade of advantages: