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Ex-Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he won’t run for open Senate seat in 2024

Former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will run for the 2024 Senate on Tuesday despite being seen by many as the frontrunner for the seat vacated by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. He made it clear that he was not interested in it.

Hogan, one of only two Republicans to be elected governor of Maryland for two terms, has been skeptical about a possible run for the Senate since Cardin announced his resignation on Monday. He said his wife is also getting inquiries.

“I get a lot of calls about it,” Hogan said. told NewsNation on Tuesday“I have been getting calls from senators and donors. That’s it.”

“I told her she was crazy,” he said. “I mean, I was never interested in being a senator.”

With the popular former Maryland governor cancer survivor He explained that a quarrelsome life in the Senate did not appeal to him.


Former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he had no interest in being a senator.
Reuters

“The Senate is a whole different job,” Hogan said. “You’re one of his 100 people arguing all day long. Is not.”

“But that’s not what I’m after,” he added.

Last year, the centrist former governor turned down an offer from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans to challenge Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) in the 2022 midterm elections. At the time, he said he was “humbled” but not “aspiring to be a U.S. Senator.”


Former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he was surprised when his wife asked him, "Why not run for the Senate?"
Hogan said he was surprised when his wife asked, “Would you like to run for Senate?”
Reuters

A vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, Hogan withdrew from consideration for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in March after considering a run for the White House.

Republicans have not represented Maryland in the Senate since 1986.

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