Larry Hogan may launch third-party presidential run

 September 4, 2023

A Wall Street Journal poll carried out between August 24 and August 30 found that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied ahead of next year's election.

However, yet during an interview this weekend with CBS News' "Face the Nation," another potential candidate said  he might enter the race.

Larry Hogan has "not closed the door" to running for president

According to the Washington Examiner, that admission came on Sunday from former Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who serves as honorary co-chairman of the political organization No Labels.

"Let’s be real," host Bob Costa said to Hogan. "If Trump is going to end up — looks like the nominee January or February of next year, are you, Larry Hogan, open to being atop a No Labels ticket as a Republican-type candidate with No Labels?"

"It's not something I'm pursuing. I'm hoping we don't get to that point," Hogan said before adding, "I have not closed the door to that."

Former governor touts No Labels group

"If I believe we can win the race — we have a strong ticket that those two major candidates — we might have to try to pull off something that’s never been done, which is sort of what I did in Maryland," he continued.

"Again, I’m still hopeful that — I’m not sure sitting here today that Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the two nominees or whether this lifts off the ground," Hogan stressed.

"If that’s the case, I do believe that this group has a chance to get access to the ballot in all 50 states, and if they put together, you know, a really great ticket and ran a perfect campaign, that they would actually have a shot to be not just a spoiler, but to be in it to win it," he insisted.

Costa then inquired about how Hogan's organization is financed, saying, "People are frustrated with the Democrats and the Republicans, maybe they are looking for an alternative."

Hogan says No Labels will "follow all of the same rules" if campaign is launched

"But No Labels, the group you're the honorary co-chairman of, has not released its list of donors. They're under the cloud of the election law where they can not be disclosed to the public," Costa noted.

"Do you believe that No Labels now or at some point in the future is going to have to offer Americans clarity about who is spending money on No Labels in order to win the public's trust if they want to move forward?" the host asked.

Hogan replied, "If in fact it became a campaign, they obviously would have to follow all of the same rules that all of the rest of the campaigns do."
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