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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trump-backed Dan Cox wins Maryland GOP gubernatorial nomination

State del Dan Cox, who was backed by former President Donald Trump, has won the GOP nomination for governor of Maryland.

The Associated Press called the race Tuesday night. In November, Cox will face the winner of the Democratic primary and will be quite vulnerable.

Writer and executive Wes Moore was leading Tuesday night’s Democratic primary, with 37% of the vote over former Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s 27%. The race was unlikely to be called Tuesday night, as Maryland County will not begin counting mail ballots until Thursday morning.

The victory of Cox, who has wholeheartedly embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 presidential election and staunchly conservative views on most key issues, is a stark defeat for the Republican government. Larry Hogan, the popular liberal who has repeatedly clashed with former presidents and is eyeing a presidential bid in 2024.

Hogan supported, fundraised, and promoted former cabinet member Kelly Schulz and Cox’s main competition for the nomination.

Cox’s victory, in the eyes of most Democrats and national Republicans, means the GOP has no chance of becoming governor in November.

The Democratic Governors Association controversially intervened in the primary, aired ads highlighting Cox’s relationship with Trump and opposition to abortion rights. While those positions are unpopular with wider voters in Maryland, a state that President Joe Biden won by 30 percentage points in 2020, he effectively extended Cox’s name recognition to a primary where both candidates are little known. used to go.

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