ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is showcasing a pair of endorsements from two local labor unions.

Hogan announced the endorsements Thursday from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2563 and 582 in Anne Arundel County.

Hogan says he’s honored to get their support. He says he looks forward to working with public employees in a second term.

Hogan is running to become the first Republican governor to be re-elected in the heavily blue state since 1954. He has been highlighting support from labor unions and some Democrats as he works to strengthen crossover appeal in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

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