UPDATED 2:33 PM PT – Friday, October 8, 2021
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has spoke out about a possible 2022 Senate run. In a recent interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, the Republican governor said he was focused on his current job and had a long time to make a decision.
This comes as incumbent Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) said he would run for a second term. Many prominent Republicans have pushed Hogan to run for the seat, as the GOP looked to regain control of the upper chamber.
“We’ve got a long time to figure that out,” he stated. “I’m really focused on my day job. I’ve got an important job here running the state of Maryland. I don’t like it when people focus on their next job rather than doing the one they were elected to do.”
Before I took office, businesses, jobs, and taxpayers were fleeing the state in record numbers. After seven years of hard work and holding the line, the State of Maryland is now projecting a long-term balanced budget. pic.twitter.com/I1xskY2LRS
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) October 8, 2021
Hogan could very well be a competitive challenger to Van Hollen as he was elected governor in 2018 with more than 55 percent of the vote in the Democrat state.