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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Former US President Trump aide wins Republican nomination for Maryland gubernatorial race

A supporter of former US President Donald Trump was chosen by Republican voters in the eastern state of Maryland as their pick for governor.

State legislator Dan Cox won a landslide victory in Tuesday’s early elections, overtaking his nearest rival, Kelly Schultz, who once served in the cabinet of outgoing Republican Governor Larry Hogan. He is one of several Republican candidates backed by the former president ahead of the upcoming midterm elections who have supported Trump’s false claims that he lost the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden due to a fraudulent process.

Cox attends Trump’s “Stop the Steel” rally on January 6, 2021, before an attack on the US Capitol aimed at preventing official certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory, and tweets to then-Vice President Mike Pence. But called “traitor”. Apologies by deleting the post.

The Republican contest was seen as a proxy battle between Trump and Governor Hogan, who was twice elected in the reliably Democratic-leaning state and urged the party to move on from the belligerent former president. Hogan is widely regarded by political observers as a likely candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Cox’s final Democratic opponent in November’s general election was also undecided Tuesday night. First-time candidate and best-selling author Wes Moore was leading Tom Perez, who had served as Secretary of Labor under former President Barack Obama, but the final result would not be decided for several days until the mail- These ballots are not counted.

Some information for this report is obtained from The Associated Press

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