ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In a rarity of Maryland politics, a Republican is being sworn in to a second term as governor.  

Gov. Larry Hogan will be sworn in Wednesday on the grounds of the Maryland State House.

Hogan is the first Republican governor in Maryland to win re-election since 1954, when Theodore McKeldin became the first Republican to do so in the state.


Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1 in Maryland. 

The ceremony will be unusual for another reason: it will be held on the northwest lawn of the State House. That's because the mall in front of the Capitol is undergoing construction work.     

Hogan is scheduled to attend a prayer service in the morning at St. Mary's Church. That event is invitation-only.    

An inaugural gala is set for the MGM National Harbor casino.