Gov. Larry Hogan will speak at a New Hampshire college known as a must stop for presidential candidates

Posted at 7:33 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 08:35:00-04

Governor Larry Hogan will be at an event Tuesday in New Hampshire that's considered a rite of passage for presidential candidates.

Republicans who don't support President Trump have been hoping Hogan might get in the race, and this could be a big day for them.

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It's leading many to believe that Hogan could soon announce that he'll run for president.

Hogan is expected to speak at a "Politics and Eggs" event at a local college in New Hampshire. It's considered a must stop for those running for president. Several candidates have already spoken at the series this year. New Hampshire has an outsized role in presidential campaigns, despite its small size and population, because the state hosts one of the first primary elections of the presidential race on Feb. 11, 2020.

The governor hasn't publicly decided if he'll challenge President Trump in the 2020 Republican Presidential Primary, but he hasn't ruled out the possibility. Instead, he's said he wants to focus on Maryland for the time being.

Last month, the former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie was in Annapolis. He spoke highly about his close friend Hogan and what people around the nation have been saying about him.

"The thing I hear more than anything else about Larry Hogan when I travel around the country is a kind of sense of wonderment on how did he bring such a diverse state together with his incredible approval ratings, his smashing re-election numbers," Christie said. "People are like, how did it happen? Because people don't expect it to happen for a Republican in Maryland."