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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 ClintonDershowitz to The Atlantic: Do not violate Constitution to safeguard it Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress MORE won Maryland against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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.