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Former Maryland attorney general Gansler runs for governor

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is running for governor.

Gansler, a Democrat, announced his campaign on Tuesday for next year's election. Gansler served as the state's attorney general from 2007 to 2015.

Before that, he was Montgomery County's state's attorney for two terms. Gansler ran for governor in 2014, but lost the Democratic primary to then Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Gansler released a video Tuesday focusing on four major policies.

They include providing affordable childcare and making Maryland a leader in the fight against climate change.

He also is campaigning on implementing universal pre-kindergarten and legalizing and taxing marijuana.