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Maryland Gov. Hogan to take No. 2 spot at National Governors Association

Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to be elected vice chairman of the National Governors Association this weekend.

The National Governors Association is a bipartisan group that represents the nation’s governors. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is expected to be elected as chairman when association holds its summer meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., this weekend.

Hogan, a Republican, has been a member of the association’s executive committee since 2017.

Hogan will also become chairman of the NGA’s finance committee and best practices board, according to the governor’s office. He already is co-chairman of the NGA’s Water Policy Learning Network.

As vice chairman, Hogan is positioned to become chairman of the National Governors Association for 2019-2020. The association’s chairman and vice chairman come from opposite parties, selected by the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association. The vice chairman automatically succeeds the chairman.

The Republican Governors Association has paid for television ads attacking Hogan’s Democratic opponent, Ben Jealous. The organization has previously said it is “all-in for Governor Hogan’s re-election.”

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