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Maryland Gov. Hogan, mostly quiet during Democratic primary, to launch major counter-offensive

Maryland Gov. Hogan, mostly quiet during Democratic primary, to launch major counter-offensive

To outward appearances, Gov. Larry Hogan has been taking the 2018 campaign easy.

While the seven Democrats running for governor are fighting to raise money and grab attention — regularly attacking Hogan in the process — the popular Republican governor has been enjoying the luxury of a primary campaign without a challenger and appears to be paying them little mind.

In the last two weeks, he publicly announced the birth of a granddaughter and adopted two puppies. He made plans to plant the first beach umbrella of the season at Ocean City, and announced that E-ZPass devices will henceforth be free for Maryland motorists, just in time for Memorial Day trips across the Bay...

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