Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will not run for president in 2024, he announced earlier this month.
In a statement provided to the media, Hogan said he had no desire to put his family through “another grueling campaign” just for the experience.
“I would never run for president to sell books or position myself for a cabinet role,” he said. “I have long said that I care more about ensuring a future for the Republican Party than securing my own future in the Republican Party. And that is why I will not be seeking the Republican nomination for president.”
Hogan also said he wants to avoid being part of “another multicar pileup” that could help Donald Trump recapture the Republican nomination. Instead, Hogan plans to continue running businesses, which he did before he was Maryland’s governor. He also wants to make a difference in other ways.
Hogan also addressed what he called “more angry, performative politics and bigger government” that he believes are prohibiting lawmakers from restoring America.
“Our nation faces great challenges; we can’t afford to be consumed by the pettiest grievances,” Hogan said. “We can push back and defeat the excesses of elitist policies on the left without resorting to angry, divisive and performative politics. We can deliver safe streets, more economic opportunity and respect for traditional values without abandoning our limited government conservative principles and America’s role as leader of the free world. The work to build a Republican Party that can deliver for working people, not just talk loudly about it, continues. Though I will not be a candidate for my party’s nomination for president, I’ve only just begun fighting for that future.”
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