Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh of Bethesda is seeking the advice of state, local and federal politicians on whether he should run for state Attorney General, he announced Thursday.

Frosh, a Democrat, announced an exploratory committee Thursday that includes Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, former Maryland Governors Parris Glendening and Harry Hughes, former Maryland Attorney General Stephen Sachs and a majority of the state senate.

Frosh has been a member of the state legislature for 25 years. He has been in the spotlight lately for his criticism of Pepco, specifically on the surcharge Pepco and other electric companies have been allowed to charge Maryland customers to recover lost profits during a power outage.