Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has said he has given “serious consideration” to a 2024 presidential run, and that he doesn’t believe 45th President Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.
Speaking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Hogan said that while a “chunk of people” still really like President Trump and his policies, he isn’t the “strongest nominee” to win the 2024 presidential election.
“We’ve got to figure out a candidate that can appeal to a broader audience of people and can win over swing voters, otherwise we don’t get to govern,” Hogan argued, claiming that the Republicans “keep losing elections.”
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Hogan initially refused to answer whether he would support President Trump if he was the Republican nominee, and simply said that he wasn’t going to be the nominee. Later clarifying his comments on Twitter, he said he “fully expects” to support to nominee, which a member of his team confirmed to The Hill was contingent on it not being Trump.
To be clear, my position on Trump hasn't changed. Trump won't commit to supporting the Republican nominee, and I won't commit to supporting him. As I have repeatedly said, I fully expect to support the Republican nominee — who I don't believe will be Trump.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 2, 2023
When asked by Cavuto if he thought about running himself, Hogan said he is giving the question “very serious consideration,” and cited his supposed economic success in Maryland.
Greg Price, former Daily Caller journalist, noted that in 2024, Hogan could be a “serious threat” to take a Senate seat away from the Democrats in Maryland, and act as another “Susan Collins,” as a moderate Republican. “But he’s a dumb egghead who would rather embarrass himself in a run for president,” Price quipped.
There's a Maryland senate race happening in 2024 in which Larry Hogan could be a serious threat to steal a blue seat and be another Susan Collins in the senate.
But he's a dumb egghead who would rather embarrass himself in a run for president. https://t.co/M2AKiVgzvX
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 2, 2023
Hogan told Cavuto that regardless of the outcome, the candidate selection was not going to be a “coronation” for Trump. “I think it’s good to have a debate and more voices talking about how we can get the party back to being successful again, and how we can turn the country around,” Hogan added.
The former Maryland Governor suggested that governors have an advantage when it comes to running for president. “We’ve had some great former governors that became president and did a great job. It really is a training ground. You’re an executive, you’re making important decisions… I think governors are a good place for us to look for leadership at the national level,” he said.
Nikki Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina, will announce her 2024 presidential run on February 15th in Charleston, according to reports. Haley tweeted on Wednesday that it will be a “Great Day in South Carolina.”
My family and I have a big announcement to share with you on February 15th!
And yes, it’s definitely going to be a Great Day in South Carolina! 👊 🇺🇸
Be sure to RSVP here: https://t.co/fxxxpBbW2b pic.twitter.com/2QJIo0H7Jo
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023 at 4:44 pm
I would give him a 1% chance…at best.
February 3, 2023 at 5:19 am
looks like another pig that fed at the trough
February 3, 2023 at 6:20 am
Larry and Moe Inkblot (Washington State) failed governor should team up at the next hog trough frenzy. Between them one ego or eggo could be violated.
February 3, 2023 at 6:58 am
Not getting my vote. http://www.gofundme.com/6r3my-roofing-fund
February 3, 2023 at 10:48 am
Now that’s a rino.
February 3, 2023 at 11:52 am
Humpty Dumpty Hogan is nothing but a JOKE !!!! Hogan would be just like asswipe RINO Susan Collins of Maine and spend all his time colluding with the socialist democrats . Larry Hogan should save his money and just let Collins ride his chin once a week !!!!!
February 3, 2023 at 11:55 am
Another bald headed fool that doesn’t get it! Thought people in Maryland were smarter than that, guess America is wrong!
February 3, 2023 at 4:05 pm
We really need a Republican candidate that will stand up to the current Democrat push for a total Socialist dictatorship in the United States. We don’t need another Republican who will cave in to the Commiecrats. It should be clear by now that ALL Democrats are united in their drive to establish dictatorship in this country. They MUST be opposed tooth and nail.
February 4, 2023 at 2:39 pm
Shows you what idiots we have in the GOP, any one running against Thrump is a fool, reason they don’t know the swamp like he does and also if the dems would take any other republicain president apart unless they he or she is a Rino then there won’t be no negative input from the dems, the way IC it isno one else can take the swamp head on, yea I know sometimes his mouth can get him on the negative part of what he does I really don’t care what his mouth does as long as he destroys the leftist agenda no matter where they come from, no one else in this country can do that.