In a trip to Oregon this week, Governor Hogan joined Republican Gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan for a roundtable to discuss solutions to combat violent crime, homelessness and promote public safety. Governor Hogan highlighted the similarities in the failures of the one-party control of Oregon, similar to that of Maryland before Governor Hogan took office in 2014.
This comes as An America United announced earlier this week contributions to pro-law enforcement and tough on violent crime gubernatorial candidates across the country, including Christine Drazan. On Monday, Governor Hogan wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed, urging support for Christine Drazan and pro-law enforcement leaders.
Watch Fox 12 coverage of the event here.
Here is what they are saying about Governor Hogan’s trip:
Fox News: “Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is enthusiastic about the GOP’s chances of winning Oregon’s gubernatorial race, predicting relentless crime could drive voters to flip the state red and elect Republican Christine Drazan.
‘Portland is a poster child for far-left policies run amuck,’ Hogan told ‘America’s Newsroom’ hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino Thursday after visiting the city.”
Axios: “As elements of his party feud over the FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is…launch[ing] a new ‘tough on crime’ offensive, Axios has learned.”
NBC Portland: “Republican Christine Drazan made an appearance in Portland yesterday. She was joined by Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan, and a lot of the talk focused on violence that has been apart of Portland the past few years, as well as the role of local law enforcement.”
Fox Portland: “Politics in Portland saw national interest on Tuesday…Republican Maryland governor, Larry Hogan, joined GOP Oregon gubernatorial candidate, Christine Drazan at an event just down the street…The moderate Hogan says he is supporting Drazan because he believes she embodies the same values he has when tackling community safety.”
**Oregon Capital Chronicle: **“In 2014, voters in deeply Democratic Maryland shocked the nation by electing Larry Hogan, only the second Republican to hold that state’s highest office in the past half-century.
Hogan, who visited Oregon this week to campaign for Republican Christine Drazan, believes Drazan can do the same.
‘You can change a state when people get to the point where they’re fed up, and I think that’s where your state is now,’ Hogan said.
Drazan and Hogan joined a group of Oregon business owners, crime victims and people who work with homeless Oregonians to discuss law enforcement and homelessness on Tuesday afternoon. The two issues are top concerns for voters, surveys show. Drazan, the Republican with the best shot at Oregon’s governor’s mansion in decades, is leaning hard on Oregonians’ frustration with homeless camps and rising violent crime rates in her pitch to Oregon voters.”