: News

Maryland Republican Calls For Ehrlich To Run

Play associated audio

By Matt McCleskey

A former Republican cabinet member in Maryland says he won't run for governor, but he's urging his old boss to give it another shot.

Larry Hogan served in the cabinet of former Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich. He had formed an exploratory committee to look into pursuing his party's nomination for governor this November, although following big Democratic gains in 2008, Hogan initially had said a Republican win looked like a long shot.

But now, he says recent Republican victories in important races around the country show Maryland could be competitive too. Hogan says he's dropping his bid and is instead urging Ehrlich to challenge current Democratic Governor, Martin O'Malley, to a rematch.

He's also urging any other Republicans thinking about running to unite behind an Ehrlich bid. There's been no word yet from Ehrlich on whether or not he'll run.

NPR

Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
NPR

He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
NPR

For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
WAMU 88.5

A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.