Feb 20, 2019

Maryland's Larry Hogan weighs Trump primary challenge

Photo: Cheryl Diaz Meyer for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told CBS News that he still isn't ruling out a Republican primary challenge against President Trump in 2020, saying Trump "does things in a way that aren't great for the Republican Party, or for the country."

What he's saying: "I was just sworn in a month ago for my second term," said the popular centrist governor, who has publicly shunned Trump. Hogan has planned a March trip to Iowa as vice chair of the National Governors Association. "I've got a lot of work to do here in Maryland. … I would say I'm being approached from a lot of different people and I guess the best way to put it is, I haven't thrown them out of my office."

Go deeper: Bob Corker won't say whether or not Trump should be primaried in 2020

Go deeper

Updates: George Floyd protests continue past curfews

Protesters on Tuesday evening by the metal fence recently erected outside the White House. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued Tuesday night across the U.S. for the eighth consecutive day.

The latest: Protesters were out en masse after curfews were in force in areas including Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Portland — one of the cities where there was a late-night flash-point between police and protesters.

Primary elections test impact of protests, coronavirus on voting

Election official at a polling place at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the midst of a global pandemic and national protests over the death of George Floyd, eight states and the District of Columbia held primary elections on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to win 425 of the 479 delegates up for grabs in order to officially clinch the nomination. There are a number of key down-ballot races throughout the country as well, including a primary in Iowa that could determine the fate of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

Rep. Steve King. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report.

Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party.