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Though he has spent most of his life working in the private sector, Mr. Hogan has run for election before.

In 1992, he unsuccessfully tried out oust Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat representing Maryland’s 5th District. It was a seat held by Mr. Hogan’s father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., from 1969 to 1975. The elder Mr. Hogan, a Republican, served as Prince George’s County executive from 1978 to 1982.