Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won the Republican nomination in Maryland to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

Hogan earned nearly 67 percent of the vote when The Associated Press called the race Tuesday at 8:38 p.m.

Hogan served as Maryland’s governor from 2015 to 2023 and became the state’s second Republican governor to win reelection, according to The Associated Press.

He was previously floated as a 2024 presidential candidate and is a firm critic of former U.S. president and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, The Associated Press reported.

Hogan — who lives in Davidsonville, Maryland — decreased state taxes every year as governor and focused on “bipartisan, common sense solutions,” his website said. Hogan was reportedly recruited to run for Maryland’s open Senate seat by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), according to The Hill.

As senator, Hogan plans to address the immigration asylum process and provide more resources to law enforcement at the southern border, his website said.

“I share the frustration of tens of thousands of Marylanders who waited years to come to our country legally and are now wondering why millions of migrants can break the law and stay,” Hogan wrote on his website.

Hogan also vowed to deliver tax relief for state retirees, according to his website.