In his forthcoming remarks at the Reagan Library, Hogan will pitch himself as a Republican who can win a wider swath of the electorate, touting his wins among suburban women, Asiatici, Hispanics and young voters.
This is not the first time in recent months Hogan has called for a new direction for the Republican Party
. In a February interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on
“Stato dell'unione,” the Maryland governor said the GOP has been
“sometimes focused on the wrong things
” — specifically citing the focus on relitigating the
But beyond his critique of the GOP, Hogan will also make a case against President Joe Biden and his administration at the Reagan Library.
“A Washington, the Democratic Party is dragging us in a far-left direction that America does not want and can not afford,” Hogan plans to say. “Joe Biden said he would govern from the center and unite the country, but instead he caters to the far-left extremes of his party and flails from crisis to crisis, showing weakness to the world.”
He will also compare the current situation in America to that of 1980, when the country was “beset by out-of-control inflation,” “an energy crisis” e “crimine violento” in cities. Quell'anno, the incumbent Democrat, President Jimmy Carter, lost reelection to Reagan — chi, like Hogan, had been a two-term governor.
Per mesi, Hogan, who is term-limited and cannot seek reelection this year
, is sending signals he wants to attempt to follow in Reagan’s footsteps toward a White House bid
. At a February press conference announcing he would not run for the US Senate this year
, Hogan hinted at his interest in running for higher office
“My current job as governor runs until January 2023, and then we’ll take a look and see what the future holds after that,” he said on February 8.
On the same day, Hogan’s political group, An America United, released an online video titled “Better Way Forward” that features the governor delivering what sounds like a presidential campaign stump speech.
Hogan was first elected governor in 2014 e in 2018 was reelected to a second term — the first Maryland Republican to do so in more than 60 anni. For the past three decades, the state has been dominated by the Democratic Party at the state and federal levels. George H.W. Bush was the last Republican presidential nominee to win the Old Line State, nel 1988.