Maryland Comptroller Franchot tests positive for COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democratic candidate for governor, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Franchot tweeted that he tested positive Friday night and was experiencing “very mild” symptoms.
“I will be quarantining, and continuing to campaign from home until I am able to safely return to the trail,” tweeted Franchot, who said he was vaccinated and boosted.
Franchot is among the nine Democrats competing for the party’s nomination for governor after a 10th candidate suspended his bid last month.
Four Republicans are vying for the GOP nomination. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is term-limited.
The primary election is July 19.