Md. governor sounds off on accusations against Gansler

WASHINGTON – A man who wants to be Maryland’s governor is in hot water, and the current governor has something to say about it.

Maryland attorney general and candidate for governor Doug Gansler denies accusations that he ordered his state police security detail to do things, such as run red lights and drive on shoulders to get him to meetings.

The accusations came in a Washington Post story based in part on memos written by State Police Lt. Charles Ardolini.

Speaking to WBAL Radio and other news organizations Wednesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley defended Ardolini’s character.

“Lt. Ardolini has a reputation for integrity, honesty, professionalism and fairness that is well known throughout the ranks of the Maryland State Police,” he said.

The governor went on to say that the memos speak for themselves, and he hopes the things they detail are no longer happening.

“Hopefully that behavior’s been curbed,” he said.

O’Malley has endorsed a different Democrat – Lt. Governor Anthony Brown – for governor.

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