Maryland Democrats displaying unity amid uphill battle to oust GOP Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during the panel The Opioid Crisis, at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Democrats in Maryland appear to be largely unified as the political party faces an uphill battle in ousting the state's Republican governor.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a lack of infighting among Democrats appears to be one of few bright spots for the party as a Nov. 6 gubernatorial election approaches.

The Sun says that Gov. Larry Hogan's robust approval ratings show little sign of crumpling. He hopes to become the first Republican governor re-elected in Maryland since 1954.

A number of Democratic contenders are seeking the party's nomination this year.

At a weekend forum, seven Democratic candidates for governor vowed to support the victor of a June primary. There were no signs of the kind of party discord that has emerged in past cycles.

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