Whoever seeks to write the definitive account of Larry Hogan’s political career faces quite a challenge. How a Republican parlayed the legacy of his namesake father, a former Prince George’s County executive and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a stint in Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.’s cabinet, and support of his own anti-tax grassroots organization Change Maryland into two elected terms as chief executive in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a greater than two-to-one margin remains one of the most remarkable achievements in modern Maryland politics.
Could Maryland elect a Republican senator? Not under the party’s current standards.
January 11, 2022