Let’s be honest: The Republican Party has always been kind of a joke in Maryland. There is no “political machine” to speak of. The party has no significant cash on hand in its reserves. And there is no organizational apparatus in any meaningful way. In Washington, Maryland Republicans have no representation in the upper chamber and only one lone vote in the House of Representatives. Generally speaking, if you’re a Republican in Maryland, electing a Rino — “Republican In Name Only” — is the closest thing you have to a victory.
Larry Hogan failed to groom a solid successor. For the sake of good government, he must now support the GOP gubernatorial nominee.
July 28, 2022