Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Hogan's visit to Baltimore County touches on both government and politics

Hogan's visit to Baltimore County touches on both government and politics

Gov. Larry Hogan and top aides took the capital to Baltimore County on Monday, holding a “regional cabinet meeting” and then fanning out to make dozens of stops across the county.

The governor said the day was intended to forge connections with county residents, but political analysts say it also served as a way to keep Hogan’s name in front of an important voting bloc.

Baltimore County is expected to be key to the Republican governor’s re-election hopes. Though more county residents are registered as Democrats than Republicans, Hogan picked up more votes in Baltimore County than anywhere else when he won in 2014.

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