BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he’s not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president’s political standing within his own party weakens dramatically.
Hogan has emerged as the new best hope of a small group of so-called Never Trump Republicans seeking a prominent GOP official to take on Trump in 2020. He raised serious concerns about Trump’s leadership in a Thursday interview but said he had no interest in a “kamikaze mission.”
Hogan told The Associated Press that he’s not “actively” forming a primary bid, but he left open the possibility should Trump’s standing change significantly. He pointed to the upcoming release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as a possible catalyst.
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