The nomination of Dan Cox as the Republican candidate for governor has some GOP candidates running away from the top of the ticket, complicating the gubernatorial nominee’s hopes of uniting his party in time for the general election. Cox, who believes the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, once branded Vice President Mike Pence “a traitor,” and sought to impeach Gov. Larry Hogan, soundly defeated his closest rival, Kelly Schulz, in last month’s primary.
Nominee Cox wants party unity, but top GOP players turning a cold shoulder
August 5, 2022