ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has officially entered the governor’s race, although his signing of forms at the state elections board was delayed by a suspicious package across the street.

Brown sat at a table at the Maryland Board of Elections on Friday, smiling as his running mate Ken Ulman also signed forms.

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A suspicious package reported across the street from the board closed a small section of West Street in Annapolis near the board, but the street was reopened after authorities gave the all clear.

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Delegate Heather Mizeur also is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

Attorney General Doug Gansler announced Thursday he is launching a kick-off campaign for the nomination in a statewide tour beginning Sept. 24 in Rockville, Ellicott City and Baltimore.

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