Larry Hogan accuses Van Hollen of abandoning Maryland Jewish community

Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan used the first major policy address of his Senate campaign to excoriate Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) over his waning support for Israel.

Hogan, a Republican who served two terms as governor of deep blue Maryland, launched a surprise bid for retiring Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-MD) seat early last month. His entry into the race makes the contest highly competitive for the GOP as the party works to retake control of the Senate in November. 

Speaking from Beth Sholom Congregation on Friday in Potomac, Maryland, Hogan accused Van Hollen of not being an ally to Maryland’s Jewish community while vowing to follow Cardin’s footsteps as a friend of Israel.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (AP)

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