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Larry Hogan: the ‘goalie governor’

Maryland voters made history last week not by electing Maryland’s first African-American governor nor by ending the lieutenant governor’s jinx. Neither happened. Instead, history was made when a private citizen who never held public office, Larry Hogan, was elected governor and just as historically, did it with public funds

Hogan ran against the O’Malley/Brown administration’s high taxes and faltering economy, a record his opponent, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown either would not or could not defend. Hogan’s pocketbook campaign drove his voters to the polls and kept Brown’s at home. Cousin Pookie never got off the couch.

Voter turnout in 2010 (early voting and Election Day polls) was 50.4 percent. This year it was 44.5 percent, an all-time low. Despite adding 233,375 additional voters since 2010, 102,662 fewer voters than four years ago voted last week.

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