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2022 midterms: What to watch in Maryland’s primary elections

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Republican race for Maryland governor in Tuesday’s primary election pits a candidate backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan against a rival endorsed by Donald Trump.

It’s an early showdown on Hogan’s home turf as he weighs a 2024 White House bid, potentially against the former president. On the Democratic side, the crowded candidate field includes a former U.S. labor secretary, a bestselling author and the current state comptroller. U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen is facing a primary challenge as he seeks a second term.

In the U.S. House, Maryland has one open seat after the incumbent decided to seek a different office.

 

PHOTO INFO – From left, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Ashwani Jain, John King and Tom Perez stand at their podiums just before a debate of eight candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland June 6, 2022 in Owings Mills, Md. One of the best opportunities for Democrats to regain a governor’s office this year is in Maryland, and the race to succeed term-limited Republican Larry Hogan has drawn a crowd of candidates. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

 

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