UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan (R) is the projected winner in the Maryland race, becoming the first Republican Governor to be re-elected since 1954.
“They said it was impossible. They said it could not be done in Maryland, but thanks to all of you, we just went out and did it,” said Gov. Larry Hogan.
Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford addressed a packed crowd at the Westin on Tuesday night after polls showed he won his re-election.
“In this deep blue state, in this blue year, with a blue wave, it turns out I can surf and we had a purple surf board,” said Hogan.
In Baltimore, Democratic candidate Ben Jealous took the stage to address his supporters. Jealous campaigned on a progressive platform.
“I came into this race as a movement leader and I will go out of this race as a movement leader,” said Jealous.
Maryland residents are eagerly waiting to see who the next governor will be.
If Governor Hogan is re-elected, he will be the first republican governor to do since 1954. Hogan has had strong approval ratings throughout his first term.
If Democratic Candidate Ben Jealous is elected, he will be the first African American governor to serve the Old Line State. Jealous, a former NAACP president, has campaigned with celebrities and major democratic leaders.
Both candidates have been hitting the campaign trail in an effort to secure more votes.
We will continue to follow this race through out the night.