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Veteran Democrat may challenge Hogan

November 19th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Del. Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore, a veteran Democratic lawmaker, is weighing a run against Maryland's popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. McIntosh said Thursday she's considering a run for statewide office in 2018. She said she was inspired to act by Democrat Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election last week and the lack of women in high-profile Maryland political jobs. With the retirement of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and the primary loss of Rep. Donna Edwards, Maryland elected an all-male congressional delegation last week for the first time in 46 years. A woman has never served as Maryland's governor, or as presiding officer in either chamber of the General Assembly. McIntosh, the 68-year-old chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said she is also considering a run against Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot. The comptroller has angered many in his party by creating what Franchot has called a strategic partnership with Hogan.

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