News in 5 minutes or less with Ryan Miner: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Story 1: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday that Maryland officials uncovered a $501 million unemployment fraud scheme.
Story 2: Gov. Hogan is out with a new book.
The popular Republican governor, who leads the National Governor’s Association, could be testing the political waters for a 2024 Republican presidential primary run.
Hogan’s book: Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.
Though a Tweet written by New York Times reporter Luke Broadwater on Tuesday demonstrates Hogan’s somewhat political rightward shift in recent weeks. (Broadwater covered Hogan as a former Baltimore Sun reporter.)
So, to recap:
In the past week since announcing his book tour, Gov. Hogan has: 1) criticized Speaker Pelosi; 2) defended the Columbus statue; 3) moved away from mail-in voting; 4) accused Freddie Gray of having gang ties; 5) bashed Mayor Rawlings-Blake & State’s Attorney Mosby https://t.co/bSU5zlBrRH
— Luke Broadwater☀️ (@lukebroadwater) July 14, 2020
Will Hogan, an unabashed good-government moderate Republican, stick to his style of politics, or will he have to pivot to the right to win a Republican primary?
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