A contest that became a proxy confrontation between former President Donald Trump & Hogan.
A potential Republican presidential candidate in 2024, Dan Cox won the Republican primary in the race to replace Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.
The race was for the seat currently held by Hogan. Late on Tuesday night, the race for Cox, who is both a lawyer and a state delegate, was called by the Associated Press.
Trump had given him his support, while Hogan, who cannot run for re-election due to term restrictions, preferred Kelly Schultz. Schultz had been a cabinet member in Hogan's administration, holding the positions of secretary of labour & secretary of commerce.
The victor of the crowded Democratic primary will go up against Cox, who is 47 years old. Before the primary on Tuesday.
Trump showed his support for Cox by issuing a number of speeches in his favour and by taking part in a telephone rally for him.
He urged Republican voters in Maryland to choose Cox over Schultz, 53.
Whom he referred to as a RINO, which is an acronym that stands for "Republican in Name Only."
Cox was responsible for organising busloads of Trump supporters to attend the "Stop the Steal" rally before the attack on the US Capitol last year.
Hogan, who was an opponent of the previous president, supported Schultz as the Republican candidate who had more conventional & realistic values.
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