Maryland Republicans pick far-right, Trump-endorsed legislator Dan Cox in gubernatorial primary

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Dan Cox, a far-right Maryland state legislator, won Tuesday's Republican primary to replace term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan (R), The Associated Press projects. Hogan had endorsed his former labor secretary, Kelly Schulz, a fellow Republican moderate, while former President Donald Trump had backed Cox, who "has made outlandish claims about the 2020 election and called Vice President Mike Pence 'a traitor' during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol," The New York Times reports.

Schulz, before the race was called for Cox, told supporters she "will continue to fight for" her Republican Party, "the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and John McCain."

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Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.