ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will not run for the U.S. Senate. In announcing his decision, he rebuffed an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw him as the party’s best chance to pick up a seat in the heavily Democrat state. Hogan said he appreciates all the people who have encouraged him to consider it, but he just doesn’t “aspire to be a United States senator.”

GOV. LARRY HOGAN