The 2018 Campaign Begins?

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So it appears. Can you say Larry Hogan Super PAC?

A senior adviser to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) plans to leave the administration later this month to be a part of a “nonprofit associated with the governor,” according to individuals familiar with the resignation.

Steve Crim, who joined Hogan’s administration as his director of public affairs in January 2015, will leave on May 27.

Crim and Hogan co-founded Change Maryland, a grassroots anti-tax effort that started in 2011 and fueled Hogan’s long-shot bid for governor, which ended with an upset victory over then-Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D).

During the gubernatorial campaign, Crim served as Hogan’s campaign manager.

“It is in large part due to his vision and commitment that we have the opportunity to change Maryland for the better,” Hogan said Thursday in a statement about Crim’s departure. “I wish him the best of luck and look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks the 2018 game is already afoot. 

 

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