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Hogan's message mattered
Hogan's message mattered

The old adage claims "money is the mother's milk of politics," but it's wrong. Defining the message is the key, and the money comes later. Candidates and organizations that are able to correctly set the stage with a resonating message get donations, grassroots support, likes on Facebook, momentum, media attention and results when the curtain lifts on Election Day. Governor-elect Larry Hogan did that. Thanks to early and robust staff support, he is credited with packaging economic statistics culled from official government sources that were largely accurate, timely and relevant. They quantified the O'Malley-Brown tax, fee and toll increases, demonstrated the...