Incumbents sweep uneventful congressional primaries in Maryland

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April 4, 2012

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.

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.

Democratic Party

No results are available yet

Republican Party

No results are available yet

Third Party

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Members of the U.S. House from Maryland -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 6 7
     Republican Party 2 1
Total 8 8

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