Hogan defeats Democrat Jealous to win second term as Maryland governor

Hogan defeats Democrat Jealous to win second term as Maryland governor
© Greg Nash

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) defeated former NAACP President and Democratic candidate Ben Jealous to win a second term as The Old Line State’s governor.

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While Hogan ran a campaign billing himself as a moderate, Jealous garnered the support of several progressive groups such as MoveOn and Our Revolution.