Posted originally on the CTH on March 5, 2023 | Sundance
Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that he will not seek the Republican nomination for 2024. [Video Here]
[Transcript] – FORMER GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN: I was struggling, because my heart was telling me to run. My head was telling me, no, that just does not make sense for a whole host of reasons. And my gut was flipping back and forth. So it really came down to, if I wasn’t 100 percent convinced, then I shouldn’t do it.
ROBERT COSTA: You were torn?
FORMER GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN: I was torn.
ROBERT COSTA: Toughest decision of your political career?
FORMER GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN: Absolutely, toughest decision I ever made.
ROBERT COSTA: Politically, by staying out of the race, it’s a smaller field, may be tougher for Trump to get the nomination?
FORMER GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN: I didn’t want to have a pileup of a bunch of people fighting. Right now, you have Trump and DeSantis at the top of the field soaking up all the oxygen, getting all the attention, and then a whole lot of the rest of us in single digits. And the more of them you have, the less chance you have for somebody rising up.