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What does Trump mean for Md.'s governor?

What does Trump mean for Md.'s governor?

While everyone has been wondering what Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential race means for the country, I have been trying to glean the consequences for the re-election prospects of Larry Hogan.

The governor has earned a reputation as the anointed one of Maryland politics. His approval rating tops 70 percent, far exceeding those of his three immediate predecessors. He beat cancer, and he has demonstrated a political horse sense rare on the part of someone who had never before held public office.

He is the ultimate rarity in Maryland political circles: a populist Republican in a deep blue state untainted by his party affiliation.

When the governor made the...

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