“To those who say our political system is too broken and can’t be fixed, I would argue that we have already shown a better path forward. And if we can accomplish that here in Maryland, then there is no place in America where these very same principles cannot succeed.”- Governor Larry Hogan
In case you missed it, Governor Hogan joined Rhode Island Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo for a Fortune CEO Initiative virtual conference on the current national economic crisis. As urgent federal relief continues to stall in Congress, Governor Hogan is implementing bipartisan, common-sense solutions to help workers and businesses. Last week, Governor Hogan announced an additional $250 million in state aid for “struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main Streets” across Maryland. Governor Hogan is also promoting efforts to partner with the private sector to improve workforce development for those who are seeking work.
According to a new independent poll from Gonzales, 87% of African American voters approve of Governor Hogan’s leadership, likely the highest for any Governor – Republican or Democrat – in the nation. Meanwhile, nearly 70% of every demographic group – regardless of race, gender, and party – approve of Governor Hogan. Overall, 73% of Marylanders approve of Governor Hogan’s job performance while 77% rate his response to the COVID-19 pandemic as “excellent” or “good.
The Washington Post reported that Governor Hogan is working to support Republicans in tough races “with a flurry of fundraisers this month for GOP candidates from Vermont to Nebraska.” Governor Hogan has filmed ads for Senator Susan Collins and is providing support to “pragmatic Republicans” across the country, including Rep. John Katko, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Rep. Don Bacon, Tom Kean Jr., and Gov. Phil Scott. “Many of the candidates Hogan is backing frequently come from centrist enclaves or suburban areas.
In case you missed it, The Post-Standard reported that Governor Hogan has endorsed New York Congressman John Katko for re-election, arguing “in an endorsement video that Congress needs more people like Katko…who can work across party lines” and focus “on being a voice for everyone we represent, regardless of party.” A member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and Co-Chair of the Republican Governance Group, Congressman Katko was recently voted the second most bipartisan member of Congress.