During an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan downplayed the level of intensity that he’s given toward a potential 2024 Presidential campaign. Hogan was pressed by host Major Garrett, who cited Hogan’s recent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire and asked, “When are you announcing your 2024 bid?”
Hogan quipped, “Maybe this morning,” before demurring, “I’m just going to finish my term as governor.” The governor suggested that he has been merely going to New Hampshire to “help the House Republican caucus up there.” When asked if he had been looking “very seriously” at a presidential run, Hogan responded, “I think that’s probably an exaggeration,” later acknowledging he is taking a “lukewarm maybe, lukewarm” approach to considering his prospects.
If Hogan seems coy about his ambitions, he’s likely concerned about the most recent data and trends. In Maryland’s Primary for the next governor, Hogan’s handpicked successor lost, as Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz took only 42% of the vote, while Trump-endorsed state delegate Dan Cox got 52% to win the Republican nomination.