June 16 // Hogan outlines big plans for Maryland Republicans in 2018

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who for much of the past two years kept his distance from his fellow Republicans, sounded like the party’s cheerleader at its annual Red, White and Blue dinner Wednesday night. Despite Democrats’ earlier predictions of the state GOP’s demise, Hogan told the crowd at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum that the Maryland Republican Party continues to be “better, stronger and more relevant” than it ever has been. Hogan, looking to shore up the base for his own reelection and for down-ballot races in 2018, rattled off the increased number of Republicans in local and state offices since 2014: 50 state delegates, 14 state senators and, for the first time in Maryland history, five county executives. (Wash. Post)

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