Maryland Democrats Hire Strategist to Focus on Hogan

The Maryland Democratic Party announced Tuesday it hired a communications adviser to focus on “holding Gov. Larry Hogan accountable.”

Hogan, a popular Republican, has amassed a $5.1 million war chest for his 2018 re-election bid, and Democrats have not coalesced around a candidate to face him.

In recent weeks, the Democratic Party has aggressively sought to tie Hogan to Republican President Donald J. Trump, pressuring the governor to take a position on Trump’s controversial travel ban. Hogan has declined to do so.