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John C. Astle

Year in Review: Winners and losers in Maryland politics

Year in Review: Winners and losers in Maryland politics

Winners:

Gov. Larry Hogan. You don’t get to be the second Republican re-elected governor in Maryland — and we mean ever — by accident. Governor Hogan did nearly everything right in 2018 to set himself up for his victory in November, from his masterful management of his relationship (or, rather, intentional lack thereof) with President Donald Trump to his willingness to tack to the left on taxes, health care and gun control during the General Assembly session. It probably wouldn’t have mattered whom the Democrats put up against him; Mr. Hogan ran an aggressive campaign until the last vote was counted. Whether or not he has any...

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