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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Hogan has bucked the national trend by becoming one of the nation’s most popular governors in one of the bluest states in the country. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE won Maryland against President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE by 26 points in 2016. 

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