MARYLAND: GOP Governor Mulls White House Bid

The Washington Post reports:

For the second time this week, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan held forth about local and national politics during a visit to Democrat-rich Montgomery County, floating the idea of open primaries and contemplating a future in national politics.

“You never say never,” Hogan told a gathering of business leaders in Bethesda when asked if he would consider running for national office. “I’m one of the most popular governors in the country.”

Since taking office, he has governed as a moderate, criticizing President Trump and Republicans in Congress numerous times. He is running for a second term and has drawn several dozen Democratic endorsements in his bid to defeat Democratic nominee Ben Jealous.

Hogan signed Maryland’s ex-gay torture ban into law earlier this year. In April, the ACLU won their lawsuit against him for his habit of blocking and deleting critical comments on social media.