With polls showing a competitive race in strongly Democratic Maryland, top Republican leaders from around the country are coming to the aid of GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan, his campaign reports.
Among the prominent Republicans who have recently written letters on Hogan's behalf are 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., former state Lt. Gov. and Republican national Chairman Michael S. Steele and former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the campaign announced Thursday.
Meanwhile, Hogan is expecting ground reinforcements from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will make his second appearance on behalf of Hogan in recent months at a breakfast reception Tuesday in Potomac. Ridge, who served as secretary of homeland security in President George W. Bush's administration, will come to Gambrills Monday for an evening reception.