Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Businessman Larry Hogan Win Nominations in Gubernatorial Primary

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In decisive victories, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Governor and Larry Hogan the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial primary. These victories set the stage for the general election to be held in November.

As reported by the Baltimore Sun,

Brown’s win over Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur — both of whom conceded defeat shortly after 10 p.m. — was the result of a campaign promoted by more than $12 million and statewide name recognition.

Brown ran on a platform of building on O’Malley administration priorities. He promoted his plan to eventually expand half-day pre-K to all Maryland 4-year-olds and pitched himself as a competent leader who could make the state even better.

Hogan, in his victory speech, appealed to Gansler and Mizeur supporters to join his campaign, saying they had shown “they want change in our state.”

He portrayed November’s election as critical to reversing economic decline in Maryland. “This is a fight for Maryland’s future, and it’s a fight worth fighting,” he said.

Lt. Governor Brown won with 51% of the vote and Mr. Hogan with 43%. Hogan’s primary challengers included Harford County Executive David Craig, Delegate Ron George, and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar.

Additional coverage of the gubernatorial primary can be found in the Washington Post. For complete primary election coverage of state and local races, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections primary results website.