Hoyer endorses Wes Moore for governor of Maryland | WTOP . News 2022-04-28 20:08:12


WTOP has learned that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer endorses Democrat Wes Moore in the crowded race for Maryland governor.

WTOP has learned that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer endorses Democrat Wes Moore in the crowded race for Maryland governor.

Hoyer released a statement Thursday evening, praising Moore, a military veteran and former CEO of the nonprofit organization.

“While there are many great candidates in this year’s race, Wes stands out as a candidate whose experience, vision and talent can lead Maryland toward a brighter future by inspiring our people — especially young people — to work together to meet our toughest challenges,” Hoyer said.

Hoyer noted Moore’s military service and success as an author, businessman, and philanthropist. He also noted that Moore is “giving back to his community.”

“I strongly support Wes Moore, the native son of Maryland and the dreamy and innovative generational leader of our state,” Hoyer said.

Moore said he was humbled by Hoyer’s endorsement and praised Maryland’s longtime congressional leader “for delivering results to Maryland families.”

“We will work together to grow our economy and make Maryland a place where we leave no one behind,” Moore said in a statement.

Moore and Hoyer are scheduled to appear jointly on Friday in Prince George’s County.
Many of the state’s leading Democrats are in the running this year, including former Prince George’s County Executive Rochern Baker, State Comptroller Peter Franchot, former state attorney general Doug Gansler and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. Other candidates include former US Secretary of Education John P. King Jr., John Barron, Ralph Jaffe, Ashwani Jain and Jerry Segal.

The Democratic and Republican primary elections take place on July 19.

Governor Larry Hogan is the second Republican in Maryland history to be elected to two terms as governor. The governor is limited to two consecutive terms in Maryland.

Four Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination, including former Secretary of State for Commerce Kelly Schultz. Others are state legislator Dan Cox, and anti-tax advocate Robin Vicker and Joe Werner.

Moore launched his campaign for governor last June. He was a scholar in Rhodes and served in the US Army in Afghanistan. In recent years, he served as CEO Robin Hood Foundationa non-profit organization based in New York that fights poverty.

He is also the author of The Other Wes Moore on his early life and development, corresponding to the life of another man of the same name who grew up in Baltimore and ended up in prison.

Moore’s story and some of its details came Under the microscopeAfter announcing his candidacy for the position of governor.

Moore suggested that the questions raised about his life story were politically motivated. The Maryland Board of Elections has been asked to investigate the release of the contents of an opposition research document.