November 7, 2018 •
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Wins Second Term
Larry Hogan, a moderate Republican who has emphasized bipartisanship, was re-elected as Maryland’s governor.
He is the first Republican to win re-election in Maryland since 1954, although Democrats outnumber Republicans in the state 2-1.
Hogan has the same priorities for his second term as his first: making improvements in education, job creation, transportation infrastructure and working for tax relief.
Hogan defeated Ben Jealous, who would have been Maryland’s first black governor and is a former national president of the NAACP.
Jealous had a progressive agenda that included tuition-free college and expanding Medicare to all. He supported funding full-day, universal kindergarten with the tax revenue from his proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
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