Larry Hogan, the previous governor of Maryland, has announced that he will decide on a 2024 presidential run “sometime this spring.” While discussing his future plans with NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday the former governor mentioned many issues the party has faced in the past couple of years. He also discussed fundraising and prepping a run. If he does run he would be joining a crowded field.
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“Sometime this spring, I think, is when you’d have to really get ramped up. … You’ve got to start raising hard dollars and be really in the race committed in the next couple of months,” Hogan told host Chuck Todd.
The moderate Republican noted that he started a federal fundraising committee last year. He has criticized members of his own party for falsely saying the 2020 election was stolen, and he’s blamed former President Donald Trump for the party’s 2022 midterm struggles, among other issues.
“I’m traveling around the country just trying to get a feel for what Republican voters want, what Americans are looking for, and we’re going to make a decision in a relatively short period of time,” Hogan said Sunday.
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Hogan remains to be a moderate Republican, as he left office last month. While in office his approval ratings were 77%, according to a Gonzalez poll, though his approval ratings had been higher among Democrats than Republicans in his state. Leaving many questions for voters as a former Republican governor in a largely blue state begins to tease a 2024 run.