Incumbents sweep uneventful congressional primaries in Maryland
By Geoff Pallay
It was a fairly uneventful set of congressional primaries in Maryland last night, as every incumbent coasted to the general election, including Republican Roscoe Bartlett. All eight U.S. House incumbents as well as incumbent senator Ben Cardin held off their primary opposition.
Bartlett will face John Delaney (D) in the November general election, in what is likely to be a closely watched contest. Bartlett easily held off a primary challenge from David Brinkley. Bartlett garnered more than 40 percent of the vote with Brinkley around 19 percent.
Only two of the 16 possible primaries were decided by less than 20 points.
- The Democratic Primary in District 1 is too close to call with John LaFerla sitting at 42 percent and Wendy Rosen at 43 percent. The winner will face incumbent Andy Harris (R) in the general election
- The Republican Primary in District 3 is too close to call with Thomas Harris less than 1,000 votes behind Eric Knowles.
Cardin’s closest competitor -- C. Anthony Muse -- only garnered 15 percent of the vote, as the incumbent Senator demolished his opponents. He will face Daniel Bongino in the November general election. Bongino won a close race with Richard Douglas for the Republican nomination.
The following U.S. House candidates won a primary last night.
- Chris Van Hollen, U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
- Donna Edwards, Maryland, District 4
- Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, District 2
- Elijah Cummings, Maryland, District 7
- John Delaney, Maryland, District 6
- John Sarbanes, Maryland, District 3
- Steny Hoyer, Maryland, District 5
- Andrew Harris, Maryland, District 1
- Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland House of Delegates District 29C
- Eric Delano Knowles, Maryland, District 3
- Faith Loudon, Maryland, District 4
- Frank Mirabile, Jr., Maryland, District 7
- Ken Timmerman, U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
- Nancy Jacobs, Maryland State Senate District 34
- Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland, District 6
- George Gluck, U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
|Members of the U.S. House from Maryland -- Partisan Breakdown|
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- United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Maryland, 2012