Potential challenger to Trump will head to NH next month

Gov. Larry Hogan delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in Annapolis.

CONCORD, N.H. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

The Republican Hogan, who remains popular in liberal leaning Maryland and won re-election last fall, will speak at “Politics & Eggs” on April 23.

The program from the New England Council and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College is a political rite of passage for many candidates running for president.

Hogan hasn’t publicly decided whether he’ll challenge Trump in the primary, though he has not ruled out the possibility.

It’s unclear how a Hogan candidacy would be received by New Hampshire Republicans. An attempt last year to bind the New Hampshire Republican Party to Trump ahead of the 2020 primary faced pushback and was abandoned.

— Associated Press

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(3) comments

Frayou

Although popular in Maryland, don’t think he could compete with Trump. But, could be wrong. At this time, suspect their are a lot of voters who would vote for someone other than Trump if there was a more rational, level headed & midstream candidate such as Hogan or Biden.

DickD

If Hogan decides to run in the Republican primary, he should do very good in Maryland and it will be interesting to see how he does in the rest of the country. Hopefully, he will win the primary.

phydeaux994

Run Larry, Run. Problem is, no way the deplorables will vote for a Real Republican who puts America first. 🇺🇸

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