Republican senators beg RNC to give Larry Hogan leeway

Republican senators are asking the Republican National Committee to tolerate Maryland Senate candidate Larry Hogan’s anti-Trump positions to help win a Senate majority.

Hogan was a rare Republican who defended former President Donald Trump’s conviction, drawing outrage from the pro-Trump RNC. Some Senate Republicans are defending Hogan, including pro-Trump senators, arguing that it would be more beneficial in the long run.

“We’ve got to give him latitude to win his race in Maryland,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) told Punchbowl News. “What we don’t want to do is have a scenario where we win the White House and we don’t have a majority in the Senate. That would make no sense at all. President Trump would get nothing done.”

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines (R-MT) concurred, saying, “Larry Hogan is running for the U.S.
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