MD Democratic Party Blasts Hogan’s Failure to Fight to Keep Discovery Communications in Maryland

May 04, 2018

Annapolis, MD — TODAY at 12:30pm in Silver Spring, the Maryland Democratic Party will hold a press conference in front of Discovery Communications’ Silver Spring headquarters to blast Larry Hogan’s failure to fight to keep Discovery Communications in Maryland.

In a bombshell story yesterday, Bethesda Magazine reported that Hogan failed to develop a relationship with Discovery at the beginning of his administration, then did not contact the company following its July 2017 merger announcement with Scripps until November 2017—four months.  While Hogan was sitting on his hands, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam courted Discovery in the months following the merger announcement. 

Last January, after Discovery announced that it was moving its headquarters from Silver Spring to New York, Hogan dismissed the impact of Discovery’s departure, saying that it was “not the end of the world.”  Days later, Democrats to call attention to Hogan’s tone-deaf comments.  The website is designed to provide Marylanders with information about Governor Hogan’s record as the first Maryland governor to lose a Fortune 500 company to a rival state in decades, and his callous reaction to that news. It is also home to a web video that puts his heartless reaction in contrast with that of concerned Silver Spring community members.

Who:             Maryland Democratic Party Communications Director Fabion Seaton & Democratic activists


When:           TODAY at 12:30pm


Where:         Discovery Communications Headquarters

                    1 Discovery Place

                    Silver Spring, MD