But 2014 was an epic win across the country!
Republicans in blue states won the governor's mansion. New England now has an unprecedented four Republican governors, when that region was considered a wasteland for conservatism. Even in New York, Republicans won Congressional seats, which they have held onto. Maine has a Republican Congressman for the first time in 20 years!
In California, Republicans won state senate and state assembly seats, too. For the first time in over 20 years, I had a Republican representing me in Sacramento! I fear that may be the last time, but we shall see.
One of the biggest highlights of 2014, however, was Maryland.
Larry Hogan, running on a clear platform focusing on fiscal discipline, economic growth, and public safety, upended the Democratic successor of Madman Martin O'Malley.
Now, he's running for re-election. As one of the most popular state chief executives in the country, he is on track to win re-election without any trouble!
When I was taking the oath of office, I promised to put our state on a new path and create a better and brighter future for our state, and together, that is exactly what we have done.
While we've already made incredible progress, we're just getting started. There is still much work to be done.
So today Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and I officially filed for reelection so we can continue to build upon the incredible progress and truly change Maryland for the better.
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