Gov. Martin J. O’Malley hasn’t had much to say about the recent elections but he does have some thoughts about his Republican successor: Larry Hogan hates open space.
O’Malley hasn’t spoken about the election or Hogan’s victory over Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown but took a shot at the incoming Republican during a discussion about a state purchase of farm land in Kent County and a controversial proposed lease to a Democratic donor for $1 per year.
“Sadly, the next administration will not be in favor of open space,” O’Malley said, noting that his administration has focused on protecting farm land in areas critical to the Chesapeake Bay.
O’Malley called his view on an incoming Hogan administration “the practical reality.”
The governor did not mention Hogan by name nor did he elaborate on the comment.