(TargetLiberty.org) – Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a moderate Republican who is known for being a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, has announced that he will not be placing a bid on the White House in 2024, after giving it “serious consideration.”
Hogan told CBS News that he considered the option and talked about it with people everywhere as well as with his family before deciding that he would not be launching a presidential campaign. Hogan has spent the past few months touring early nominating states in the Republican primary which many considered as evidence of Hogan’s consideration for placing a bid for the White House.
Hogan served two terms as governor of Maryland, a blue state, but left office this year after reaching his term limit. During the gubernatorial primary, Hogan had not endorsed Dan Cox, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate who won the party’s primary. The general election was won by now-Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D).
Hogan said that he did not make his choice because he did not want to launch a presidential campaign against Trump, but rather because he just “beat life-threatening cancer,” so his decision was not because he was “scared” of Trump’s name-calling on Twitter. Instead, he added that by not running he is providing more chances for other candidates in the “single digits” to challenge Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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