Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Republican Larry Hogan elected Maryland governor, in upset

Businessman Larry Hogan has become only the second Republican to win a gubernatorial race in Maryland since the 1960s, defeating Democrat Anthony Brown, The Associated Press projects. "It's not a realignment," Hogan spokesman Adam Dubitsky tells The Baltimore Sun. "It's not turning a blue state red. It's people who are tired of the last eight years."

With about 90 percent of the vote counted, Hogan has 52 percent, Brown has 46 percent, and Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn has 1.5 percent. Brown would have been Maryland's first black governor.