Abortion concerns threaten to derail GOP’s plan to flip Maryland Senate seat

Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan impressed in the polls last week when he announced his bid for the Senate, but the Republican could quickly become an unpopular candidate among state voters who are looking to enshrine abortion rights in Maryland’s constitution this November. 

Hogan, who finished his tenure as governor last year, has presented himself as a centrist Trump critic who tends to focus on financial issues, such as taxes and budgets, rather than social matters. That approach has made him a popular governor even among Democrats, but it could land him in the hot seat ahead of the November election as voters in the blue state of Maryland decide on whether the state’s abortion protections can be preserved in the state’s constitution.  

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