Larry Hogan skips debate


Earlier tonight, there was a Republican gubernatorial debate on WCBM 680 AM. The debate took place on Delegate Pat McDonough’s weekly show.

Candidates participating in the debate were David Craig, Ron George, and Charles Lollar. Larry Hogan was a no-show. Hogan was also a no-show for a reception the other candidates attended in Anne Arundel County earlier this week and he missed the Maryland GOP’s Reagan Ball last Saturday night (his running mate Boyd Rutherford attended that one.) Hogan also wasn’t able to attend the Montgomery County GOP convention last Saturday either.

In addition to Rutherford, the Hogan campaign has been sending Chris Cavey to events as a surrogate. I also have heard that Hogan is not attending the Charles County Lincoln Day Dinner while all other candidates are expected to attend.

Last October, Charles Lollar was late for a weekday morning debate on WCBM moderated by McDonough. He was on time tonight. Like Hogan now, Lollar had a stretch in the fall where he missed several events the other candidates attended.

Maybe Hogan is avoiding radio appearances now after the John Lofton interview?

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

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