A week before the start of early voting, Maryland Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kelly Schulz was looking for a knockout blow in her race against primary foe Dan Cox. A television ad paid for by Democrats highlighting Cox’s connection to President Donald J. Trump seemed the perfect cudgel for the former head of a state agency and Gov. Larry Hogan’s pick as his successor. A portion of Lawyers Mall between the State House and the house she hoped voters would elect her to live in seemed the perfect venue.
In Md., GOP governor’s primary sometimes seems like it’s Hogan versus Trump
July 8, 2022