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Despite governor’s popularity, redistricting reform seems a pipedream

April 11, 2016

By FREDERICK NEWS-POST EDITORIAL BOARD

Gov. Larry Hogan is enormously popular in Maryland, with a 66 percent approval rating. That’s up 5 points from October, according to The Washington Post, the highest rating of any governor in the country since 1998. It’s in spite of this, or perhaps because of it, that Hogan is facing so much resistance in his mission to reform how political boundaries in the state are drawn.