SALISBURY, Md. - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is taking a serious look into a 2020 Presidential run.
Hogan said so in front of cameras at a political function in New Hampshire on Tuesday - one of ten states he's already visited with another 16 more to go.
"A growing number of people have been asking me to give it serious consideration and I felt an obligation that I needed to do that," Hogan said.
Wicomico County Republican Delegate Carl Anderton believes Hogan would fare well. He says the Governor's ability to find compromise with Democratic counterparts works not only in Maryland but the nation too. Anderton believes that could pull a divided Republican Party back together.
"With the Governor traveling the nation and stuff it's fun seeing all the speculation," Anderton said. "The Governor is showing civility and bipartisanship still reigns and we're just pulling people back under the tent that may have left over the past couple of years."
But Hogan's opponents, like Lower Shore Progressive Caucus member Seamus Benn, says all the buzz is merely a political ploy - a way for Hogan to attain national attention rather than focus on issues still happening at home.
"I'm not buying it," Benn said. "He was just elected in January and now its April and he's jetting off to New Hampshire to possibly run for President when he should be focusing on Maryland."
Either way, a presidential bid from Maryland's Governor may come much later with even supporters like Anderton speculating an official announcement not until 2024.
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