- Democrat Wes Moore is working against Republican Dan Cox in Maryland’s gubernatorial race.
- This race is considered one of six Republican-held governorships up for election in a state carried by Joe Biden in 2020.
- Outgoing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan stated Cox will not be “mentally stable.”
Democrat Wes Moore faces off against Republican Dan Cox in Maryland’s gubernatorial election.
Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates
Moore is a fight veteran in the US Army and a small enterprise proprietor. Prior to running for Congress, he served as a captain and paratrooper in the Army, together with main troopers in fight in Afghanistan. He additionally served as a White House fellow, advising on problems with nationwide safety and worldwide relations.
Moore gained the Democratic nomination in a crowded major, pulling previous former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez, amongst others. He is backed by media powerhouse Oprah Winfrey and movie director Spike Lee.
Cox, Moore’s opponent, represents District 4 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Born and raised in Maryland, Cox served for over 15 years as a constitutional attorney and was beforehand the Republican nominee for Congress for Maryland’s eighth Congressional District.
Cox is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, placing him at odds with outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan, who endorsed — to no avail — former Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz in the Republican gubernatorial primary.
In August, Hogan stated Cox, who defeated Schulz by a near-20 level margin, will not be “mentally stable.” Hogan added: “He wanted to hang my friend, Mike Pence, and took three busloads of people to the Capitol.”
Maryland’s voting historical past
President Joe Biden scored a 33-percentage-point margin of victory in 2020 over President Donald Trump, making this race considered one of six Republican-held governorships up for election in a state carried by Biden in the 2020 presidential election. But Hogan, as a Republican, is proof that the Maryland voters is willing to consider Republicans for statewide workplace, offering they’re comparatively average.
The cash race
According to filings with Maryland’s secretary of state, Moore has raised $2.7 million, spent $1.4 million, and has $1.3 million of money available, as of late August. His opponent, Cox, has raised $350,000, spent $219,000, and has $130,000 in money available, as of late August.
What specialists say
The race between Moore and Cox is rated as “likely Democratic” by Inside Elections, “solid Democratic” by The Cook Political Report, and “safe Democratic” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.