© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Maryland then-Governor Larry Hogan speaks at a “Politics and Eggs” discussion board at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 6, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan introduced a marketing campaign for the U.S. Senate on Friday, with the Republican looking for to exchange retiring Democratic Senator Ben Cardin.
Hogan, who served eight years as governor ending final 12 months, is taken into account a reasonable in a celebration that has moved rightward. He opted in opposition to a bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination whereas talking out in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Hogan mentioned in a video on social media he would “stand up to both parties, fight for Maryland, and fix our nation’s broken politics.”
“I don’t come from the performative art school of politics,” Hogan mentioned. “I’ll work with anyone who wants to do the people’s business.”
Democrats at the moment maintain a slender 51-49 majority within the Senate, however Republicans imagine they’ve a superb probability of wresting management within the Nov. 5 elections, with Democrats trying to defend a number of seats in Republican-leaning states.
Hogan is common in Maryland, a historically Democratic-leaning state, and his entry into the race might increase Republicans within the race to succeed Cardin.
Democrats looking for the social gathering’s Senate race nomination embrace U.S. Representative David Trone and Maryland native politician Angela Alsobrooks.