What’s a little (or a lot of) snow when it comes to officially announcing that your running for governor of Maryland.
Larry Hogan had planned to officially announce his candidacy later today at a rally at Mike’s Crab House in Riva but mother nature had other plans.
So Hogan made two official announcements.
The first was that he was officially running—and we mean officially officially running and not the pseudo-officially running announcement he made in November at a Change Maryland event in Annapolis where he told about 1,000 people that he was running but not really until January.
Whew, got it?
“An overwhelming majority of Marylanders, regardless of party, feel that we are way off track, heading in the wrong direction, and that new leadership is needed in Annapolis,” Hogan said in an emailed statement to supporters. “And one thing is clear: we can’t change Maryland without changing governors. So after serious reflection, I have decided to answer the call, and step up to this challenge.
“The establishment in Annapolis has just been expecting another coronation in November. But today, regardless of the weather, we’re putting them on notice that we’re going to give them the toughest fight of their lives.”
Hogan (once he officially files with the Maryland State Board of Elections) will join Harford County Executive David Craig and Brian Vaeth (who are officially filed). Del. Ron George and Charles Lollar (both are in the running but not yet officially filed category with Hogan).
Hogan’s second announcement was that his announcement rally is officially on hold due to inclement weather. It’s officially rescheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7PM.