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The Most Popular Crook in America
The New Republic ^ | January 10, 2020 | Alex Pareene

Posted on 01/10/2020 5:09:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan repeatedly steered state transportation development money to projects that would increase the value of his real estate holdings, according to a lengthy investigation by Washington Monthly’s Eric Cortellessa.

Cortellessa reports that Hogan, who ostensibly left his brother in charge of his real estate brokerage firm when he was elected, has, in fact, maintained ownership and control while serving as governor; the trustees he handpicked to run his company have continued to keep him apprised of its business dealings. And as governor, he has advanced highway and road construction projects that directly boosted the value of land owned by his company.

Those efforts have proved extraordinarily lucrative: During his first three years in office, Hogan reported $2.4 million in income, more than four times his salary. No other governor in the history of the state has made as much, according to Maryland’s former Secretary of State John Willis. Hogan, he told Washington Monthly, is the only governor in the history of Maryland “to have made millions of dollars while in office.”

Larry Hogan is a Republican governor of a solidly Democratic state. He is also, according to one survey, the single most popular governor in the country. In a state where only 37 percent of likely voters approve of Donald Trump, 73 percent of Democrats approve of Hogan.

(Excerpt) Read more at newrepublic.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; corruption; countryside; democrats; elections; gop; graft; infrastructure; larryhogan; maryland; popularity; realestate; redline; spending; suburbs; transportation

1 posted on 01/10/2020 5:09:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


2 posted on 01/10/2020 5:10:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The long knives are out.

"I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
I am prepared to give my life in their defense."

3 posted on 01/10/2020 5:13:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s “New Republic” which is as lefty as you can go and the Governor is a Republican so take with a grain of salt.


4 posted on 01/10/2020 5:15:07 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh my does that mean he alone profited from road developments ?


5 posted on 01/10/2020 5:22:29 PM PST by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L,J,Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pelosi, Schumer, Bloomberg, Omar? So many choices, too many to name...


6 posted on 01/10/2020 5:27:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have some serious problems with Hogan. None of them have anything to do with corruption. I trust he will sue the NR for every penny they can lay their grubby hands on. This is smear filth.


7 posted on 01/10/2020 5:29:11 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (A deep and terrible ignorance born of abject corruption is required to hate our president.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Okeeeeeeeee! At this time, I like that he’s popular!!! Not putting him down til after the election!


8 posted on 01/10/2020 5:40:18 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda�Divide and conquer seems to be working.?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is there any proof of the accusations?! Hogan is very popular in Maryland, especially when you consider he’s a Republican in a deep, deep blue state.


9 posted on 01/10/2020 5:47:04 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

I agree with you 100%.

Hogan is excellent on fiscal issues
squishy on social issues and horrible on supporting the conservatives who assured his election, especially 2nd Amendment.

Corrupt? Absolutely not


10 posted on 01/10/2020 5:49:57 PM PST by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow, that is a classic case of libel without providing any evidence. For a public figure it is hard to win such case and they have to prove actual malice but I don’t think that would be hard.


11 posted on 01/10/2020 5:50:32 PM PST by gunnut
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Hogan is so popular in Dem Maryland because Democrats like him. He has done nothing for conservative principles since he has been in office. The state legislature has a veto proof Dem majority so Hogan cannot so anything that the Dems do not want anyway.

He is an extreme never Trumper, saying several times that he did NOT vote for Trump. He was a very successful businessman before becoming governor but takes credit for Maryland’s improved employment numbers, etc when they are due to Trump’s policies, not to any new Maryland laws or decreased regulations. Maryland has the nation’s highest median income due to the many people who work for the federal government or its contractors. If Maryland were not located next to DC, its anti-business policies would have its economy among the worst in the nation. He has been a big disappointment to me.

12 posted on 01/10/2020 5:58:12 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

RINO Hogan is a crook, huh? Why am I
not surprised?


13 posted on 01/10/2020 6:13:52 PM PST by Bigg Red (WWG1WGA)
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To: Freee-dame

Well said.


14 posted on 01/10/2020 6:16:05 PM PST by Bigg Red (WWG1WGA)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reading through the original article in a very commie magazine, and this one shows me that the libs see a lot of stuff that isn’t there. The New Republic goes as far as to call Hogan a racist because he cancelled a rail line through Baltimore. There’s already a commuter rail through Baltimore that loses tons of money and is dangerous to ride at times.

Libs lie like the dogs they are.


15 posted on 01/10/2020 6:52:53 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: Freee-dame
We have a similar issue in one of the red counties - I can't dismiss it saying such things don't happen - they do.

Yes, Hogan is very popular with the Democrats in Maryland - conservatives not so much. Had his opponent been other than Ben Jealous he would not have won reelection (in my opinion). He has been critical of Trump since before the election. Loves to brag that his father was the first Republican congressman to turn against Nixon.

16 posted on 01/10/2020 7:17:23 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just doing what the Democrats have been doing for decades. What’s the beef?

Check Nancy Pelosi and her crooked husband re Cal. surplus US Post Office buildings years ago. The same for Marxist Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s husband, and Diane Feinstein’s crooked family. And the list goes on.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca) doesn’t live in Motel 6!!


17 posted on 01/10/2020 11:59:28 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Figures)
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