Maryland Officials Uncover Massive Unemployment Fraud Scheme; Hogan Out With a New Book

Ryan Miner

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.)

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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