Hogan, who served two terms as Maryland’s governor after he was first elected in 2014, has often criticized former President Donald Trump. Hogan was term-limited in 2022 and was vague about his future plans, before
declaring last March that he wouldn’t seek the Republican nomination in 2024.
“left the door cracked open” for a third-party ticket run, though, he said in July.
No Labels has been seeking ballot access across the country in recent months, laying the groundwork for a possible presidential bid. The group reached the required signature threshold to become a political party in Maryland, a state elections official told The AP on Wednesday.
Before forming a political party in the state, No Labels must meet other requirements such as submitting bylaws and naming a governing body.
“In stepping aside, it is my intent that new leaders, who can devote themselves full-time to the effort, will be able to take the helm to direct the No Labels political operation,” Hogan wrote.
Meridith McGraw contributed to this report.