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Gov. Hogan addresses new Maryland State Police class, speaks on governor's race

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 18:34:28-04

REISTERSTOWN, Md. — Governor Hogan delivered remarks Friday at the Maryland State Police 154th Academy Class Graduation.

The ceremony was held at LifePoint Church in Reisterstown.

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Gov. Hogan address media at state police graduation

There were 23 new troopers who joined the state’s ranks.

While there, Gov. Hogan shared his thoughts on the race for governor.

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Hogan’s pick, Kelly Schulz, lost to Donald Trump-backed Dan Cox for the Republican nomination.

Wes Moore is leading Tom Perez in a close Democratic race.

“Poll came out on Tuesday, said I had a 70 percent approval rating, so it wasn't a rejection of me,” Hogan said. “My daughter was elected states attorney by 43 points against a 24-year-incumbent. So, I think it was a big mistake for the Republican party and it’s bad for the state of Maryland because now we don't really have a competitive candidate to run in November and we're back to a one-party rule again.”

The general election is on Nov. 8.