‘Financial underdog’ Larry Hogan trying to flip blue Senate seat as billionaire Democrat has given his own campaign $41 million

Maryland‘s open Senate seat contest is more competitive than expected, leading Democrats and Republicans from across the country to pour millions of dollars into the state.

With Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) retiring from Congress, both Democratic and Republican candidates are spending millions of dollars just a month ahead from the state’s primary. 

The top contender for the Republican nomination is former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who announced his bid for candidacy just two months ago. Based upon a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll from last month, Hogan is leading potential Democratic opponents Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) or Rep. David Trone (D-MD) by double digits. However, 55% of people polled preferred to have a Democrat in the Senate; whereas 35% wanted a Republican.

In the past two months, Hogan has raised more
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