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Larry Hogan fights Trump from within the Republican Party

Greetings from your co-hosts Blake Hounshell and Leah Askarinam. We have item tonight from our colleague Luke Broadwater, who reports on Gov. Larry Hogan’s effort of Maryland to push back against Donald Trump.

Late last yearguide of Republican Governors Association faced real question: what should in group do about conservative governors, like Brian Kemp of Georgia, who we facing relentless attacks of Donald Trump?

Governor Larry Hogan, Republican of Maryland and member of committee, spoke out against any suggestion that organization should side with Trump and pull it support from Kemp, which former the president blames for not helping him cancel the 2020 election.

Kemp is a friend who strong conservative, who supported Trump,” Hogan said. in recent interview. “He was just attacked. for without violating the Constitution and lie and overthrow the elections.”

Republican governors group threw his full support behind Kemp. So far, he has invested $5 million in supporting The Georgia Governor Who Flooded State Television with advertising, which call Kemp’ proven conservative”.

Now he’s doing a big poll lead in Republican primaries race ahead of trump-backed challenger, former Senator David Purdue.

Hogan’s desire for support Kemp is part of of Maryland governor’s covert attempt back Republicans across the country who stood up Trump, including several in Congress who supported his impeachment after the riot in the Capitol – and faced his anger is result.

When Trump attacks a Republican Hogan respects, he will see if there is way he can help and become a potential ally. In addition to serving on WGA boardHogan is the chairman of bipartisan organization No tags and has its own protection groupAmerica United.

“There are some battles in primaries that matter, and there are people be unfairly attacked by former the president that I want to attempt help and supportHogan said. who recently flew to Florida for en event with Main Street Republican Partnership, which includes more over 60 members of Congress.

hogan, who declined an offer to convince him run for Senate is year but eyeing bid for 2024 for White House, also made a speech on Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in California where he called for in party stay away from trump in 2024 and blamed him for in the partyfailures in last years.

“We won’t win back The White House by nominating Donald Trump or a cheap parody of him,” Hogan said during the speech, adding that the Republican Party was “desperately in need of course correction.

Hogan’s efforts serve an important test of what an appetite for republicans for someone ready to stand vocally up Trump who remains overwhelmingly, the most popular and powerful figure in Republican Party. To date, the poll has shown low appetite among the Republican base. for a challenge to Trump.

But with his eye on supporting candidates Trump attacked, Hogan led — or will lead — fundraising for legislators like Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, who voted to condemn Trump on impeachment charge; Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, who voted to impeach Trump; and Kemp, whom Trump called “very weak.”

Hogan defense organization started advertising for Rep. David Valadao, Republican of California, who also voted to impeach Trump after January 6th.

Due to his position in the Republican Governors Association, Hogan supporting Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio, who won his Republican primary this week after Trump insulted him as a “terrible, terrible guy” and Gov. Brad Little of Idaho, after former the president supported his rival.

Hogan also supporting his chosen successor for Maryland Governor Kelly Schultz against Trump-backed candidate who called former Vice President Mike Pence was a ‘traitor’ and campaigning event promoting QAnon conspiracy theories and 9/11.

In 2020, Hogan participated in ads for Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, a favorite goal of trump, who called the longest-serving Maine senator “absolutely brutal” even after she won.

hogan, who is an just in second two-term republican governor in Maryland history hopes to rebrand Trump as a loser.

“It was the worst four-year period for Republican Party since the 1930s,” Hogan said. “It was worse than after Watergate, after Nixon. We have lost the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives. We have lost governors. We’ve lost the state legislatures. Trump kept saying, “We’re going to win so much, we’ll be tired.” of win. But all we did was lose and I’m tired of loss.”

Hogan said he would decision around 2024 after it second term in office ends it year.

“I wouldn’t be out gave a speech if I didn’t think it was important to be voice and say what I say,” he said. “Obviously I care about my party and country.”

He added: “For a long time way off up to 24 years old. I wouldn’t do anything decision about it for now next year sometime. I haven’t decided yet future holds but I don’t want to give up and I’m not just going to walk far.”

political world took sudden turn on Monday night when Politico released a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

in the middle of one virtual focus group of young voters, the moment rippled in real time.

Focus group of 10 voters, Democrat women and men younger than age of 35, talked about national politics. they moved on to the topic of January 6 attack on Capitol when the moderator read aloud news about the landmark abortion decree.

AT past focus groups, voters were skeptical of Rowe’s ouster, and some political strategists in Both sides expressed doubts that the end of decision will have a big impact on intermediate dates or energize knowingly hard-reach young voters on on behalf of of democrats.

But the clearest signal however, that Rowe could indeed the fall caused mood of dressing room.

“The tonal shift was intense,” said Roshni Nedungadi, head of operating the officer of in organization which kept groupHIT Strategies, a progressive marketing and data company focused on on young voters of Colour. After that it was hard to get group back on track for discussion January 6th.

“Feeling in room,” said Nedungadi, “was very angry, very upset that something like this could happen – and the feeling of really strong motivation to do something to punish people responsible for This is.”

— Blake and Leah

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