Md. Gov. Larry Hogan congratulates Donald Trump on victory

Posted at 1:52 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 17:40:30-05

BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on his victory and saying he'll work with the new administration on behalf of all Marylanders.

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The Republican governor of Maryland said in a statement Wednesday that it's time to "to come together to find real solutions to the problems we face as a country." He is encouraging both parties to "leave behind the divisive politics that have marred this election season" and "focus on doing what is best for America."

Hogan said for months that he was disappointed in the candidates for both major parties and wouldn't support Trump. On Tuesday, Hogan's spokesman Doug Mayer announced that the governor wrote in the name of his father, former Rep. Lawrence Hogan, the person who taught him what it meant to hold public office with integrity.

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