A local pollster says former Governor Larry Hogan has a “significant” uphill battle to win a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. However, Goucher College professor Mileah Kromer says she doesn’t think the popular two-term governor should be immediately dismissed. In a social media post, Kromer noted Hogan maintained a consistent 60-to-70-percent approval rating for eight years as governor. Hogan announced a surprise bid for the Republican nomination for the seat held by outgoing Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. He officially filed the paperwork to run last week at the Maryland State Board of Elections.