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Md. GOP Gov. Hogan Gives '20 WH Run 'Serious Consideration'

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Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:15 PM

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is considering a Republican primary challenge against President Donald Trump for next year's presidential election.

Hogan spoke at a "Politics & Eggs" event in New Hampshire and confirmed a White House run could be in his near future.

"A lot of people have been approaching me, probably since around my inauguration in late January," Hogan said, according to ABC News. "People have asked me to give this serious consideration, and I think I owe it to those people to do just that. That's what I'm doing."

The governor added that seeing the Republican Party throw its full weight behind Trump for the 2020 election indicates a shift in how the party used to be.

"Not that the Republican National Committee doesn't have the right to support the sitting president," he said. "But to change the rules and to insist 100% loyalty to the dear leader, it just didn't sound much like the Republican Party that I grew up in."

Regarding the Mueller report, which was released last week after nearly two years of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump or his campaign conspired with the Russians, Hogan said the report had some "very disturbing stuff."

"Just because aides did not follow his orders, it's the only reason we don't have obstruction of justice," Hogan said.

Hogan has been critical of Trump in the past. He told the media in March it is not the "enemy of the people," a phrase often used by Trump. Earlier in March, he teased a potential White House run but said he would need to see "an actual path to victory" before joining the race.

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A Republican primary challenge against President Donald Trump for next year's presidential election is being weighed by Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:15 PM
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