Maryland GOP Gov. Hogan won't support state party's 2022 Trump-backed governor nominee Cox

Outgoing Hogan says Trump "selfishly colluded" with national Democrats to help Cox win.

Updated: July 21, 2022 - 10:50am

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Outgoing Maryland GOP Larry Hogan says he won't support his party's 2022 gubernatorial nominee, a Trump-backed state lawmaker who on Tuesday night defeated his preferred candidate. 

A Hogan spokesperson said Wednesday that the governor won't support the nominee, state Delegate Dan Cox, according to the Baltimore Sun.

In addition, Hogan, a critic of President Trump, tweeted that the former Republican president's support of Cox, over his pick, state Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz, cost the GOP the opportunity to have a Republican governor again after November.

"Trump lost Republicans the White House, the House, and the Senate," Hogan posted.

He also alleged Trump worked with national Democrats who reportedly spent as much as $2 million on ads focused on Cox to help him win the primary and give them an easier opponent in the General Election. 

"He's selfishly colluded with national Democrats to cost us a Governor's seat in Maryland where I ran 45 points ahead of him," Hogan continued.

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