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Trump-backed Cox wins Md. governor primary over Hogan’s pick

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A far-right Maryland legislator endorsed by former President Donald Trump has won the Republican primary for governor.

Dan Cox defeated a moderate rival backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan. Cox will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election. A bestselling author backed by Oprah Winfrey, Wes Moore, had an early lead Tuesday night, with the focus starting to turn to mail ballots that won’t be counted until later in the week.

Despite being a win for Trump, Cox’s victory over former Hogan Cabinet member Kelly Schulz could be a blow to Republican chances to hold on to the seat in November.

 

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