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Maryland's 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of Maryland is a congressional district in Maryland.

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District encompasses parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, including parts of the city of Baltimore.

Previously the district comprised parts of Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Dutch Ruppersberger (D).



See also: Maryland's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger (D) won re-election. He defeated Nancy Jacobs (R), Ray Bly (R) and Leo Dymowski (L) in the general election.[1]

U.S. House, Maryland District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger Incumbent 65.6% 194,088
     Republican Nancy Jacobs 31.1% 92,071
     Libertarian Leo Dymowski 3.2% 9,344
     Republican Ray Bly (Write-in) 0% 22
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 415
Total Votes 295,940
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"


On November 2, 2010, Dutch Ruppersberger won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Marcelo Cardarell (R), and Lorenzo Gaztanaga (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger Incumbent 64.2% 134,133
     Republican Marcelo Cardarelli 33.3% 69,523
     Libertarian Lorenzo Gaztanaga 2.4% 5,090
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 158
Total Votes 208,904



This is the 2nd congressional district of Maryland after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Maryland

In 2011, the Maryland State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. On March 30, 2012 the 2nd district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [3]

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