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Washington think tank president wooing Maryland Gov. Hogan to run against Trump for president

Washington think tank president wooing Maryland Gov. Hogan to run against Trump for president

The president of a Washington think tank said he’s been pushing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for weeks to explore a Republican Party primary challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020.

Jerry Taylor, the founder of the Niskanen Center in Washington, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he’s been trying to persuade Hogan to run — and the governor hasn’t turned him down.

“The increasing interest on Governor Hogan’s part in what’s going on in Washington, D.C., is encouraging,” said Taylor, a former senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute. “It’s clear to me he’s been thinking about it more than in the past. But he hasn’t made any decision yet.”

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