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Who’s running for Maryland governor in 2022?



The primary is just over a year away and already nearly a dozen candidates have announced they’re running to replace Larry Hogan as Maryland’s governor.

Hogan, a Republican whose victory in deep-blue Maryland came as a surprise in 2014, cannot run for reelection in 2022 because of term limits.

His win showed that Maryland could be a competitive state for the GOP, though Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin.

Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, a Republican, receives a call from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after beating Democrat Anthony Brown, not pictured, in the state's gubernatorial race Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Most of the candidates who have announced they’re running in 2022 are Democrats. Peter Franchot, the state’s comptroller, jumped into the fray well ahead of other contenders when he confirmed his intention to run in early 2020.

His competitors for the Democratic nomination include a number of big names: Tom Perez, the former U.S. Labor Secretary and chair of the Democratic National Committee; Wes Moore, an author, former nonprofit executive and political newcomer; and former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. all have varying levels of national recognition.


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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service