Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan: Some GOP Candidates Need To Drop Out Of Race
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appears on Meet the Press in Washington, D.C. Friday, July 10, 2022.
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Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said over the weekend that it was time for some of the Republican presidential candidates to drop out of the race.

Hogan, a Republican who opposes former President Donald Trump, made the remarks during an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday with guest host Robert Costa while discussing the shape of the 2024 presidential race.

“Look, I think there’s too many people in the field,” Hogan said. “You should not be in the race if you’re — if you don’t make the debate stage, you likely should consider getting out. If you’re on the debate stage, and you’re willing to stand up and challenge the leader that’s at 50 percent — if you’re unwilling to challenge Donald Trump, you should get off the stage.”

“If you’re in there running for vice president, or you’re trying to be a Cabinet secretary, or you’re trying to become famous, or write a book, or get on television, you should get the heck out of the race,” he added.

Hogan effectively said that it was time for people like former Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) to drop out of the race because “he’s not going to be president.”

Hogan said that other Republicans and conservative leaders were likely going to start trying to pressure some of the lower polling candidates to “put aside their own egos and their own goals to just make sure we do the right thing for the country and the party.”

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez became the first Republican candidate to drop out of the presidential race late last month after he failed to qualify for the first primary debate.


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