COLLEGE PARK – While some prominent Republicans will reach for pierogies or Polish Boys in Cleveland next week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be reaching for Old Bay instead.
Instead of attending the Republican National Convention, Hogan, who has previously said he doesn’t plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, will attend the Tawes Crab Feast and Clam Bake with other Marylanders, Hogan spokeswoman Shareese Churchill wrote in an email.
“Governor Hogan has repeatedly said he is focused on Maryland,” Churchill wrote.
Not the only one
The moderate governor isn’t alone in skipping the convention. He joins other notable party figures, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and three members of the Bush family: former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, as well as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.