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Hogan aims to be Md.’s first two-term GOP governor in 64 years

Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan answers questions following the lone gubernatorial debate at Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, Maryland, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo by Brooks DuBose/Capital News Service)

By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The applause was raucous, snapping through a spacious hotel meeting room in Annapolis.

At a Maryland Municipal League conference this month, both candidates for governor spoke, but one was met with more enthusiasm. Much more.

The ovation was for Gov. Larry Hogan as he emerged from a side door and jogged to the stage with an ease that belied his 62 years.

Another poll has Hogan heavily favored to win a second term

Photos via Ben Jealous campaign/Flickr

A new poll released this morning reaffirms what we’re already seeing: Gov. Larry Hogan is sitting pretty in the lead-up to this November’s gubernatorial election.

Hogan and Jealous square off in lone debate

Democratic challenger Ben Jealous shakes hands with incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at the lone 2018 Maryland gubernatorial debate on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Owings Mills, Maryland. Photo by Larry Canner/Maryland Public Television.

By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, on Monday painted starkly different portraits of both each other and the direction they would take the state in the lone debate of the 2018 Maryland governor’s race.

Hogan and Jealous agree to one single televised debate on Sept. 24


It’s been a predictably heated race between incumbent GOP Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous this summer, as chronicled in the press. But even as their campaigns have thrown barbs at one another over one-off statements and disagreements on ideology, the men have not appeared side-by-side to lob their criticisms and judgments for our viewing pleasure.

Heat-induced school closures in Baltimore make for testy rhetoric at Board of Public Works

From left: Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Still via video from BPW.

The governor skewering the superintendent of Baltimore City Public Schools over heat-induced school closures and dismissals; Maryland’s comptroller pointing fingers at General Assembly leaders over blocking him and others out on school spending decisions; the state’s treasurer accusing both of those guys of milking the spotlight during campaign season. All of this, ignited by Baltimore-area schools’ struggles with summertime heat, kicked off what may have otherwise been a routine afternoon of spending decisions for Gov. Larry Hogan’s Board of Public Works Wednesday.

On first day of school, Hogan issues executive order to create Office of Education Accountability

Gov. Larry Hogan, flanked by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, left, and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, announces an executive order creating the Office of Education Accountability. Image via Facebook Live.

As students across the state returned to the classroom–and some in Baltimore City and Baltimore County had early closings or full days off due to a lack of air conditioning–Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Tuesday creating an Office of Education Accountability to serve as “an independent watchdog unit” of the state’s school systems.

Poll: Hogan holds 16-point lead over Jealous


In the first poll released ahead of the general election in November, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan holds a 16-point lead over his challenger, former NAACP president and venture capitalist Ben Jealous.

Of the 831 registered voters surveyed between Aug. 1-8, 52 percent said they would back Hogan, compared with 36 percent for Jealous, according to the new poll released by Gonzales Research & Media Services. Eleven percent remained undecided, and 1 percent said they would cast a ballot for either Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn or Green Party candidate Ian Schlakman.

Hogan: Maryland won’t assist at border until federal gov’t stops separating children from families

The U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana. Photo by Tomas Castelazo, via Wikimedia Commons.

Gov. Larry Hogan has joined a growing list of governors who have pledged not to send National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster security for as long as children are being separated from their families.

He’s also pulled a small contingent of Maryland troops from their station in New Mexico, opting to bring them home. That will include four Guard members and a helicopter.

For Steve Dubin, chairing the Maryland Israel Development Center (MIDC) brings with it a special satisfaction


“When you are trying to do anything to contribute to society, that’s always great. In this case I am not just helping, but I am helping Israel,” he says. “I want Israel to be successful, and this is a hands-on way to do that, using my particular set of expertise.”

The MIDC promotes trade relations between Maryland and Israel, helping local firms find a market in the Jewish state and encouraging Israeli companies to gain a foothold here.

Q&A: Ralph Jaffe rails on ‘corrupt’ politicians and media, and explains why hes running for governor (again)

Photo courtesy of Ralph Jaffe

Ralph Jaffe’s war chest for his campaign to be Maryland’s next governor is $415. You read that right.