The nation was shocked to see a Republican win the governor’s race in Democrat dominated Maryland, but Larry Hogan won and won big. The biggest loser probably wasn’t his opponent Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, but Brown’s boss Governor Martin O’Malley.
Despite polling below some fictional characters for the Democrat 2016 primary, O’Malley clearly had designs on the White House, or at least a VP nod. His hand picked successor running on continuing O’Malley’s own policies in a state where Democrats have a 2 to 1 registration advantage over Republicans got beaten like a rented mule. That doesn’t bode well for O’Malley’s presidential dreams.