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Why Maryland is a test case for the GOP’s future

March 28, 2022

In many of the three dozen states holding gubernatorial elections this year, Republican primaries have become a battleground between extremists backed by former president Donald Trump and more traditional candidates. One of them, Maryland, poses an especially stark choice given its overwhelming antipathy toward Mr. Trump, who lost the state in 2020 by a 2-to-1 margin. If the Free State’s GOP opts for the Trumpist candidate in the July 19 gubernatorial primary, it only increases its prospects of getting trounced in November’s general election. If it backs a traditionalist, it has a fair chance of winning.

Article Source: Washington Post

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