GOP MD Guv Hogan Won’t Run For WH: Trump Has ‘Solid Lock’ On Primary Voters

MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 23: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan laughs before being introduced at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics as he mulls a Presidential run on April 23, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Ph... MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 23: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan laughs before being introduced at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics as he mulls a Presidential run on April 23, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 1, 2019 3:37 p.m.

Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland who’d made some noise about a potential 2020 primary campaign against President Donald Trump, said definitively Saturday that he wouldn’t be a presidential candidate.

“I’m not going to be a candidate for president in 2020,” he told The Washington Post, citing his “commitment to the 6 million people of Maryland.” Hogan won a second term as governor last November, becoming the first Republican in the state in decades to do so.

Hogan said that in discussing a potential primary run with his family recently, “I would say there were mixed reviews.”

“The kids were pretty excited about it,” he said. “My wife thinks it was the right decision not to.”

He also dismissed running as an independent or third-party candidate.

Hogan told the Post there wasn’t “demand out there” for a Republican primary challenger.

“The president has a pretty solid lock on Republican primary voters,” he said.

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