This won’t be good for the GOP.
As you already know, Republicans are gearing up for a big election fight in the near future. From what they learned in the 2020 presidential election they know that states like Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina are going to be big battleground states.
However, the GOP is wanting a red wave this midterm elections and that means they need to fight for even the blue states. That’s why they asked Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to launch a Republican Senate campaign against Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen.
Shockingly however, Governor Hogan said no.
According to a NBC Baltimore affiliate, “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, rebuffing an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw the term-limited governor as the GOP’s best chance to win in the deep-blue state. Hogan announced his decision during an unrelated afternoon press conference in the State House, explaining that he could not finish his term as governor effectively and run for the Senate at the same time.”
When asked about his shocking decision, Hogan explained, “I sincerely appreciate all the people who have been encouraging me to consider it. A number of people have said they thought I could make a difference in the Senate and be a voice of common sense and moderation. I was certainly humbled by that and it gave me and my family a reason to consider it, but as I have repeatedly said, I don’t aspire to be a United States senator and that fact has not changed.”
Sadly, Governor Hogan let the Republicans Party down badly.