Gonzales Research, a Maryland-based political polling company with a reputation for getting the numbers pretty close to the actual result, released poll results for Maryland’s gubernatorial race. In short, it found that Governor Hogan has a high approval rating, that his Democratic challengers are all basically unknowns, and that there is a drop-off between liking the Governor and deciding to re-elect him.
The Road to 2018
So, you may have heard that Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie), the singer/rocker/rapper/producer/actor is teasing a bid to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 United States Senate race in Michigan. (And he might be able to win). The reactions have ranged from humor to disbelief to consternation… to laments about the decline of Western Civilization.
Governor Larry Hogan has set a strong trajectory for the Maryland Republican Party going into what is sure to be a raucous 2018 election cycle. While so-called “midterm” elections are usually reported to national audiences as referendums on the President and the political Party in power, Maryland’s gubernatorial and legislative elections next November are already shaping up to be more about whether Marylanders are ready to give other voices a seat at the table.