A Republican governor from Maryland visited New Hampshire Tuesday, where he teased a presidential run during a press conference.
This is not something that I was really focused on,” Gov. Larry Hogan said. “A lot of people have been approaching me, probably since around the time of my inauguration in January. People have asked me to give this serious consideration, and I think I owe it to those people to do just that.”
Hogan did not specify which people exactly were pushing him to run.
“I’m not going to launch some kind of a suicide mission – I have a real job real day job that’s important to me, for the people of Maryland – unless I thought there was a path to victory,” he said, stressing that the filing date for candidacy is not until November.
He later remarked on what he thinks is a changing Republican Party – and one that he is unhappy with.
“It didn’t sound very much like the Republican Party that I grew up in, working for Ronald Reagan and supporting George Bush,” he said, referring to the Republican National Committee voting to wholly support Trump in 2020.
“I’m for a return to a more traditional Republican Party,” he continued.
In 2016, America voters rejected the “traditional Republican Party” and its history of doing precisely nothing for conservatism in America, in favor of President Donald J. Trump who promised to shake up the political establishment. Still, some like Hogan long for the days losing politely to rabid leftists on every issue over the past half-century.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is one of those Republicans. He announced his intention to run against Trump during the 2020 race last week.
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