Dan Bongino

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Dan Bongino
Dan Bongino.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Maryland
Bachelor'sCity University of New York
Master'sCity University of New York, Penn State University
ProfessionPolice Officer and former Secret Service Agent
Campaign website
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Dan Bongino is a 2014 Republican candidate for United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in Maryland's 6th congressional district.[1]

Bongino was also a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maryland. He lost to incumbent Ben Cardin on November 6, 2012 [2][3]


While working full time for the New York City Police Department, Bongino used his accrued vacation time to attend the City University of New York where he completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology, concentrating in both Neuro-Psychology and Behavioral Learning.[4] During his tenure as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, Bongino completed his second graduate degree, a Master’s of Business Administration at Penn State University. [4]


  • 1995-1999: New York City Police Department [4]
  • 1999-Present: Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service[4]




U.S. Senator from Utah, Mike Lee,[5] Representative from Illinois' 8th congressional district Joe Walsh,[6] Harford County Executive David R. Craig,[7] and Blaine Young, President of the Frederick County Commissioners,[8] have all endorsed Bongino for Senate.



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014

Although it was speculated that Bongino would enter Maryland's gubernatorial race in 2014, he announced on June 2, 2013 that he is running for Maryland's 6th congressional district seat which is currently held by incumbent John Delaney.[9]


See also: United States Senate elections in Maryland, 2012

Bongino ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maryland. Bongino won the nomination on the Republican ticket. [10] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. The primary elections were held on April 3, 2012.

Bongino defeated William Capps, Rick Hoover, Joseph Alexander, Robert Broadus, David Jones, Brian Vaeth, Richard Douglas, John Kimble, and Corrogan Vaughn in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[2][11]

General election

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Cardin Incumbent 56% 1,474,028
     Republican Dan Bongino 26.3% 693,291
     Libertarian Dean Ahmad 1.2% 32,252
     Independent Rob Sobhani 16.4% 430,934
     Democratic Lih Young (Write-in) 0% 163
     Republican Mary Podlesak (Write-in) 0% 21
     Independent Brandy Baker 0% 151
     Independent Ed Tinus 0% 48
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 2,346
Total Votes 2,633,234
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "U.S. Senator"

Republican Primary

U.S. Senate-Maryland Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel John Bongino 33.6% 68,597
Joseph Alexander 8.9% 18,171
Robert "BRO" Broadus 5.4% 11,020
William Thomas Capps, Jr. 3.5% 7,092
Richard J. Douglas 28.3% 57,776
Rick Hoover 5.3% 10,787
David Jones 4.1% 8,380
John B. Kimble 5.1% 10,506
Brian Vaeth 1.9% 3,781
Corrogan R. Vaughn 4% 8,158
Total Votes 204,268

Campaign contributions

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Bongino lost the U.S. House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Bongino's campaign committee raised a total of $1,826,651 and spent $1,767,837.[12]


Bongino and his wife Paula have been married for eight years. Together they have one child, an eight year old daughter. [4] They reside in Severna Park, Maryland. [4]

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