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Gov. Hogan questions Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan criticized former Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday for buying most of the furniture from the governor's mansion at a discount after it had been declared "junk" by the Democrat's outgoing administration. Hogan, a Republican, disputed that the furniture was "junk" and would have been thrown out or declared surplus had O'Malley not purchased the items. Hogan took to Facebook, where he has a large following, to weigh in on a matter that's been referred to the state ethics commission. "Had it not all been removed a few days before we moved in, our intention would have been to leave all of it in place, just as it was, in...