The Washington Post reports:
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan” in this year’s election, writing in the name of the late president and conservative icon after concluding that he could support neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Hogan’s latest rejection of his party’s standard-bearer comes as he works to expand his political network nationwide ahead of a possible 2024 presidential bid, with a flurry of fundraisers this month for GOP candidates from Vermont to Nebraska who also cast themselves as pragmatic Republicans.
Many of the candidates Hogan is backing frequently come from centrist enclaves or suburban areas where the governor said he “could help a little bit and show Democrats the kind of Republican they can feel comfortable voting for.”
Some news in this story: Hogan, who is eyeing a 2024 WH bid, is now busy building ties with congressional Republican candidates outside of Maryland, such as Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Kean Jr., Don Bacon, and Susan Collins… https://t.co/U36tp4WXEz
— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 16, 2020
Larry Hogan casts his ballot and thinks, “I just wish Ronald Reagan were alive to see this.” 2600 miles away, at the Reagan Presidential Library, a muffled banging and screaming is briefly heard coming from underground. https://t.co/F4GzlMb74v
— andyg.exe (@invest_in_soup) October 16, 2020