Maryland Gov. Makes Decision on Senate Campaign

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says despite some consideration he will not run for Senate. The Republican Governor, who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election, said that despite some Republicans pushing for him to enter the Senate race he is focused on finishing his second term.

The Hill reports:

“I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate. I sincerely appreciate all the people who have been encouraging me to consider it. A number of people have said they thought I could make a difference in the Senate,” Hogan said. “I don’t aspire to be a United States Senator, and that fact has not changed.”

“I plan to run through the tape and finish next January,” he said.

Hogan called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday to inform him. Hogan said he had also spoken with Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to tell them he wouldn’t be running.

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