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GOP’s Youngkin and Hogan have little in common, except big ambitions

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Larry Hogan and Glenn Youngkin are governors of neighboring states, two pro-business Republicans eyeing the White House. The similarities end there.

Hogan, the governor of Maryland, is famously blunt. Youngkin, the governor of Virginia, routinely evasive. The Marylander is an experienced hand at politics and government, the Virginian a proud outsider. Physically, they are Mutt and Jeff.

As potential 2024 primary rivals, they’d occupy entirely different lanes: Hogan as a relative social moderate and unabashed critic of former president Donald Trump; Youngkin as a genial but aggressive culture warrior who has treaded cautiously with Trump and cozied up to election deniers.

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