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Report: Gov. Larry Hogan Will Not Run Against President Trump

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will not run against President Donald Trump in the Republican primary, despite months of speculation.

Hogan told The Washington Post -- "I'm not going to be a candidate for president in 2020."

For months, Hogan has been taking a more national role in politics and some GOP members were hoping the two-term Republican governor of a historically blue state would take on Trump in the primary.

He told the Post, "I have a commitment to the 6 million people of Maryland and a lot of work to do, things we haven't completed."

Hogan sent out a series of tweets on Sunday in regard to his decision to not run. He said he was grateful for the support.

"I truly appreciate all of the encouragement I received from people around the nation urging me to consider making a run for President in 2020. However, I will not be a candidate," Hogan's tweet read.

Hogan said that he is focused on leading Maryland in his second term as governor and that he is excited for his new role as Chairman of the National Governor's Association.

Read more of his interview with The Washington Post here.

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