The gloves came off in Annapolis yesterday. In his first state of the state address, Republican Governor Larry Hogan gave a dour assessment:
“Our state is not as strong as it could or should be. Too many Marylanders are struggling just to get by,” he said. As many as half of Marylanders want to leave the state, he said.
The status quo, he said, cannot be accepted.
On the stump candidates can launch broadsides without fear of return fire. Not so in a roomful of most Democratic politicians.