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Gov. Hogan outpouring includes handwritten note from President Obama

Gov. Hogan outpouring includes handwritten note from President Obama

The outpouring of support for Gov. Larry Hogan since his June announcement that he is fighting cancer includes that of President Barack Obama.

Hogan's Facebook page posted a handwritten note from the Democratic president this week, wishing the Republican governor a full recovery.

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"Larry, I just wanted to let you know that Michelle and I are thinking of you during this challenging time. Stay strong and beat this thing!" says the note on White House stationery and signed with Obama's familiar flourish.

Obama had campaigned for Hogan's opponent, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, in last year's election. But the president met Hogan along with other incoming governors at the White House shortly after the Hogan's upset victory.

Hogan announced earlier this week that chemotherapy treatments have destroyed about 95 percent of the cancer. The governor has finished three rounds of chemo for Stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has three remaining. The governor's staff has reported that Hogan has received more than 1,700 messages of support since announcing his diagnosis.

Other expressions of support include a corn maze depicting the governor, if viewed from the air, on a Frederick County farm.

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