ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Larry Hogan has won the Republican primary race for governor of Maryland.
Hogan is a real estate broker who served as secretary of appointments in former GOP Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration from 2003 to 2007.
Hogan focused on economic issues in his campaign. Like other GOP candidates in the primary, Hogan has criticized tax increases approved during Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration.
"Folks, this election is not just a typical fight between Democrats and Republicans. It's more important than that," Hogan said in his victory speech. "This is a fight for Maryland's future, and it's a fight worth fighting.
"Sadly, Lt. Governor Brown and Governor O'Malley have a failed record of lost businesses, lost jobs, wasteful spending, record tax increases, and broken promises. Forty consecutive tax hikes have taken an additional $10 billion dollars out of the pockets of struggling Maryland families and small businesses."
If elected governor, he says he'll work to get spending under control. Then, Hogan says he would see what taxes can be rolled back in the state.
Hogan says his work in the private sector and in state government enables him to better understand the problems businesses experience in Maryland.
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