Lar­ry Hogan accus­es Van Hollen of aban­don­ing Mary­land Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty

Larry Hogan accuses Van Hollen of abandoning Maryland Jewish community

For­mer Mary­land Gov. Lar­ry Hogan used the first major pol­i­cy address of his Sen­ate cam­paign to exco­ri­ate Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D‑MD) over his wan­ing sup­port for Israel.
Hogan, a Repub­li­can who served two terms as gov­er­nor of deep blue Mary­land, launched a sur­prise bid for retir­ing Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D‑MD) seat ear­ly last month. His entry into the race makes the con­test high­ly com­pet­i­tive for the GOP as the par­ty works to retake con­trol of the Sen­ate in Novem­ber. 
Speak­ing from Beth Sholom Con­gre­ga­tion on Fri­day in Potomac, Mary­land, Hogan accused Van Hollen of not being an ally to Maryland’s Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty while vow­ing to fol­low Cardin’s foot­steps as a friend of Israel.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D‑MD) and for­mer Mary­land Gov. Lar­ry Hogan (AP)

“I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Sen. Ben Cardin, and I want to take a moment to rec­og­nize and thank him for his many years of ser­vice. We may not have always agreed on every issue, but we always worked togeth­er across the aisle as Team Mary­land,” Hogan said. “He should be com­mend …