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Hogan Wins Re-Election as Maryland Governor

November 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Larry Hogan has become the first Republican governor to win re-election in Maryland since 1954 by beating Democrat Ben Jealous.

Hogan's victory Tuesday makes him only the second Republican governor to win two terms in Maryland's history. Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1 in the state.

Hogan has maintained a moderate political course, advocating lower taxes and fiscal responsibility. He has emphasized bipartisanship at a time of deep partisan division in the nation's capital nearby. He also kept his distance from President Donald Trump, who is unpopular in Maryland.

Hogan won an upset victory four years ago using public campaign finance funds. This time, he held a large fundraising edge over Jealous that enabled him to out-advertise his opponent.