Vicki Almond

Despite positive polls, Larry Hogan may not be a shoo-in for re-election

Despite positive polls, Larry Hogan may not be a shoo-in for re-election

The general consensus for months has been that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican in a blue state, is a shoo-in to win a second term. Some polls rank him as the second most popular governor in the entire country. And, according to an April Goucher poll, Mr. Hogan is not only leading the Democrats in overall popularity, but he is also dominating them in almost every subcategory, with voters saying they have more confidence in him than other Democrats on key issues including the state budget, crime, taxes, economic development, and transportation and infrastructure.

Governor Hogan has brought some checks and balances to a state that in the past has been governed by one party...

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