By Henry J. Gomez of Buzz Feed –
Larry Hogan has John McCain’s speechwriter and an eyebrow-raising visit to Iowa on his calendar. “I certainly think I have something to contribute to the national debate.”
Hogan has demonstrated savvy in navigating Democratic supermajorities. Sometimes that meant small-ball moves with populist appeal. Other times it meant seeing the veto-proof writing on the wall and latching onto a Democratic bill. Often it meant nurturing strategic relationships with Democrats.
“He has governed as a nonpartisan,” said Bobby Zirkin, a Democratic state senator. “You’re never going to agree with someone all of the time, but I’ve come to genuinely enjoy him.”