EDGEWATER, Md. -- Well it's a bit of a proxy war, with former President Donald Trump endorsing one Republican candidate for governor, Del. Dan Cox, and Gov. Larry Hogan endorsing another, former commerce secretary Kelly Schulz.
We met up with Schulz on Tuesday as she greeted voters in Glen Burnie.
She served as both labor and commerce secretary under Hogan's administration and believes her experience sets her apart.
Her policy proposals focus on public safety, decreasing inflation and opening more charter schools across the state.
"I've been able to get the job done in the past," she said. "I have a success record, whether I was in the House of Delegates, representing my district in Frederick County, or at the Department of Labor or Department of Commerce. We've been able to get good things done for hard-working Marylanders."
Schulz also plans to tackle economic issues, with a main focus on the gas tax and inflation.
"We're talking about lower taxes for retirees, small businesses, first-time home buyers, and make sure our economy is strong in Maryland," she said.
Schulz is an opponent of abortion, but she said nothing will change with abortion rights on her watch.
Cox declined multiple interview requests from WJZ.
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