Democrats Running for Governor Rarely Mention Martin O’Malley

Six Democrats running for governor used Larry Hogan as a reliable punching bag at a Saturday forum, pounding away at the current Republican governor in front of an auditorium filled with progressive Montgomery County Democrats.

This was not surprising at the United for Maryland event since “Moving Hogan out” is the prime focus of the group.

But prominently mentioned only once during the two-hour face off at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College was the two-term Democrat whom Hogan replaced and whose policies the candidates largely agreed with — Martin O’Malley.