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Anthony Brown
Marylander of the Year: Larry Hogan
Marylander of the Year: Larry Hogan

Around this time last year, the question of whether and when businessman Larry Hogan would enter the race for Maryland governor was of small interest beyond some hard-core Republican Party activists. Concocting a path for him to actually win was at that point was no more than a fun parlor game among Maryland politics' true obsessives, requiring so many hypotheticals as to seem absurd. But win he did. While the state's mighty Democratic Party establishment was closing ranks behind its chosen candidate, Mr. Hogan was building on the extensive grassroots network he had developed during the previous few years and talking about the one issue voters cared most about: the economy. In...