Governor Hogan Makes Political and Personal Announcements

Hogan has scheduled a special election for the Congressional seat held by the late Elijah Cummings -- and revealed that he has a book deal.

Hogan 280 x 210The special primary election will take place February 4, with a special general election on April 28. Hogan had 10 days from the death of Rep. Cummings on October 17 to issue a proclamation setting the dates of both the special primary and general elections for Cummings replacement. Candidates who want to run for the seat can file candidacy paperwork starting Wednesday, with a deadline of November 20. Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, is expected to be a likely candidate to represent the 7th Congressional District. Maryland State Senator Jill Carter is the first to officially announce that she has formed an exploratory committee.

Meantime, Hogan is writing a memoir called “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, and The Toxic Politics That Divide America.” According to the Amazon listing, the book “reveals how an unlikely governor is sparking a whole new kind of politics — and introduces the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.” The book will be released June 9, 2020.

Hogan has not announced what he will do when his term ends January 2023, but the release of a memoir is often an indication that a politician is considering a run for higher office.