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Hogan blasts Trump, GOP leadership: ‘Excuses, lies and toxic politics will not win elections’
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Hogan blasts Trump, GOP leadership: ‘Excuses, lies and toxic politics will not win elections’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) blasted former President Trump and Republican leadership for the party’s failure to secure a red wave in the midterm elections on Friday.  Hogan and other GOP political leaders spoke at the annual Republican Jewish Coalition meeting, which started Friday and runs throughout the weekend, about the state of the coalition, the party and U.S.-Israel relations.  “Excuses, lies and toxic politics will not win elections or restore America,” Hogan said. “Only real leadership will do that.”  He said the GOP should have pulled off a “huge red wave,” but it was “barely a ripple.” He said voters rewarded “common-sense conservatives” who focused on issues that people care about like economy and crime.  “But frankly, swing voters took a look at some...