Hogan Wins Second Term as Governor

[photo, Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Governor of Maryland]

Courtesy: Maryland Manual

 Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford have won the general election against Democratic challengers Ben Jealous and Susan Turnbull. Governor Hogan is only the second Republican governor to be re-elected to a second term. The last Republican governor to do so was Governor Theodore R. McKeldin who served from 1951 to 1959.

 

From the Washington Post,

The governor’s promises to roll back taxes and work with Democrats, coupled with his high approval ratings, lifted him to victory over Democratic challenger and political newcomer Ben Jealous.

“Tonight, in a deep-blue state in this blue year, with a blue wave, it turns out I can surf,” Hogan, 62, told a boisterous crowd in Annapolis. “The people of our great state voted for civility, for bipartisanship and for common-sense leadership.”

Governor Hogan secured 56.2% of the vote compared to Jealous’ 42.7%, and won 21 out of 24 jurisdictions.

Additional coverage of the Gubernatorial election can be found in the publications listed below.

Maryland Matters
MarylandReporter
Baltimore Sun

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