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2014: An insurrection
2014: An insurrection

When we sat down a year ago to reflect on what happened in Maryland politics in 2013, we wrote that progressive politics were on the ascent — and so was the backlash to them. This year proved both observations to be true, but with the conclusion that the backlash would have the final word, for the moment anyway. The biggest story by far of Maryland politics in 2014 was Republican Larry Hogan's improbable, gutsy run to become the state's next governor. Despite little name recognition, no experience in elective office and a shoestring campaign budget, he toppled the sitting lieutenant governor and heir apparent to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Democrat Anthony G. Brown. How...

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