Another Republican Leader Touts Hogan as Key to Republican Senate Majority

Jun 04, 2024


Contact: Lindsay Reilly, [email protected]

Senate GOP Leadership Candidate John Cornyn: “It’ll mean the difference between being in the minority or majority”

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell personally recruited Republican Larry Hogan – who’s repeatedly said he’ll caucus with Republicans – to give Republicans the Senate majority and now McConnell’s potential successor, Texas Senator John Cornyn, is touting Hogan as being key to Republicans winning control of the chamber.

Cornyn told CNN’s Manu Raju yesterday that he “hope[s] Larry Hogan wins” because “it’ll mean the difference between being in the minority or majority” and whether or not Republicans will be able to pass their extreme agenda, like a nationwide abortion ban.

From Maryland Democratic Party Spokesperson Lindsay Reilly: “Republican Larry Hogan was personally recruited by Mitch McConnell and GOP leaders agree: they need him in the Senate to win the majority and pass their extreme agenda, including a national abortion ban. That’s disqualifying for Maryland voters.”

See more:

  • Axios Event: Axios’ Sophia Cai asked Hogan, “Well are you, are you going to caucus with the Republicans?” Larry Hogan replied “Of course I am. I’m a lifelong Republican.”

  • The Hill: “Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) worked hard behind the scenes to recruit popular former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to run for retiring Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-Md.) seat and hailed his entry into the race Friday as a ‘big, big development.’”

  • Bloomberg News’ Erik Wasson: “McConnell tells me he recruited Hogan. Calls him best recruit of the cycle.”