Maryland GOP Gov. Hogan Moves Toward 2024 Presidential Bid

Hogan, considered a viable Never Trump candidate to challenge the former president next year, is holding focus groups nationwide as he mulls a bid.
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - JUNE 09: Governor Larry Hogan speaks at a press conference at Maryland State House on June 09, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland. According to reports, three people were killed and four wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Columbia Machine manufacturing facility on June 9th in Smithsburg, Maryland. The suspect was later captured after a shootout with state troopers approximately 5 miles from the manufacturing facility. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The outgoing governor served two terms in deep-blue Maryland.
  • Hogan, who became governor as a moderate, has previously suggested he would not run for president in the next election cycle but now indicates there’s some support for a 2024 campaign and that Trump’s support is dwindling.
  • against such an effort but has begun to explore challenging him for the GOP nomination in 2024.
    “What we’re finding is that even people that strongly supported Donald Trump and his policies are looking to go in a different direction,” he said. They’re willing to vote for someone who was not supportive of Trump,” he told the outlet.

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