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Maryland Gov. Hogan takes oath for second term, calls for different direction for GOP

Maryland Gov. Hogan takes oath for second term, calls for different direction for GOP

Maryland’s two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan urged a different direction for the GOP on Wednesday after taking the oath of office for another four years.

With President Donald Trump deeply unpopular in Maryland and the federal government partially shut down over Trump’s demands for a border wall, Hogan, who was introduced by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, praised the traditional wing of the Republican Party, while condemning the dysfunction in Washington and seeming to blame both the president and national Democratic leaders.

“Let’s repudiate the debilitating politics practiced elsewhere — including just down the road in Washington — where insults substitute for debate,...

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