I was disappointed to see The Sun all but ignore the leading Republican gubernatorial candidate in reporting its recent poll results ("Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided," Feb. 15).

For example, despite having announced his candidacy less than a month ago, former Ehrlich administration official Larry Hogan has quickly seized a nearly 2-to-1 lead over his nearest competitor in the Republican primary race — the same ratio that garnered Mr. Brown the article's headline as his party's leader.

While Mr. Brown, as part of the O'Malley administration, has been raising taxes, increasing spending and driving small businesses and tax-paying citizens out of the state, Mr. Hogan has been working through his bi-partisan Change Maryland group to bring economic and political responsibility to Maryland.

As a gubernatorial hopeful, Mr. Hogan is focused on the problems Marylanders care about most: Fixing our burdensome tax policies, invigorating the middle class and revitalizing the sputtering economy.

Both Mr. Hogan and his running mate, former Ehrlich administration cabinet member Boyd Rutherford, have extensive experience working in the private sector as well as executive government experience, a combination unique to their ticket.

Bob Tousey, Eldersburg

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