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Democrats running for Maryland governor would run starkly different campaigns against Hogan

Democrats running for Maryland governor would run starkly different campaigns against Hogan

For the many Democratic voters in Maryland who remain undecided in the gubernatorial primary, the leading candidates might seem strikingly similar: they all want to take the state in a more progressive direction, and they generally agree on the policies to get there.

But for all their similarities, they would run very different campaigns against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the general election.

A combative progressive such as former NAACP chief Ben Jealous could fire up the left — but encourage the state’s many centrist Democrats to cross party lines to back the popular Hogan. A more centrist, establishment candidate, such as Prince George’s County Executive Rushern...

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