Annapolis, MD — Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Governor Larry Hogan and the Republican Governors Association used a campaign finance loophole to solicit and accept a $250,000 donation from Mountaire Corporation, which was interested in killing new environmental regulations in Maryland. Merely weeks into his term, Hogan did Mountaire’s bidding and blocked a regulation to protect the Chesapeake Bay from chicken manure pollution.
“Governor Hogan selling out the health and safety of the Chesapeake Bay to his wealthy backers while using public financing on his campaign was a slap in the face of every Maryland taxpayer,”said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Fabion Seaton. “This is typical Hogan, who time and again has shown that he will always stand with his wealthy Republican donors over Maryland families. Marylanders are left wondering how many other times did Governor Hogan and his wealthy GOP allies conspire to funnel unlimited corporate donations to his campaign?”