Republican Gov. Larry Hogan won a decisive victory Tuesday becoming the first two-term GOP governor in more than a half-century. Voters also decided races for Maryland attorney general, for the state’s comptroller and two statewide ballot measures.
Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates may not agree on much — with the singular exception of the state’s health insurance exchange. Many running for the state’s highest office called the rollout a “failure,” and most opponents pointed fingers at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was tasked with implementing the reform.
The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.
From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland’s candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Doug Gansler received campaign funding last year from individuals and businesses who have done work with the Attorney General’s Office.