Hogan defeated Jealous by a 56-43 percent margin.
Hogan told his supporters in Annapolis that he became only the second Republican elected governor of Maryland when he defeated then-Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown in 2014. Hogan on Tuesday became only the second Republican Maryland governor ever re-elected in the state’s history.
“Tonight in this deep blue state, in this blue year with the blue waves it turns out we can surf and we had a purple surfboard,” said Hogan.
Jealous and his running mate, former Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Susan Turnbull, spoke to their supporters at the Hippodrome Theatre in downtown Baltimore.
“It has been a great honor to be your Democratic nominee for governor,” said Jealous. “At this moment in history, with everything that is going on in the White House and in Congress, I am grateful that this campaign could lend a voice to anyone marginalized by those in power.”