Maryland's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Maryland's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
April 3, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. The primary elections will be held on April 3, 2012.

Maryland's 2nd congressional district encompasses parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties, including parts of the city of Baltimore. 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. [1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dutch Ruppersberger (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Dutch Ruppersberger
Republican Party Nancy Jacobs


April 3, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Note: Patrick McDonough[6] indicated his intent to run, but eventually decided against a run in the 2nd district.[5]

Race background

Incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger was endorsed by the organization Progressive Maryland in his race for re-election in Maryland's 2nd district. [7][8]

Andy Harris, representative from the 1st district, has declared support for Nancy Jacobs in the Republican primary.[9]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Maryland

The redrawn 2nd district will include parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties, including parts of the city of Baltimore.[10] 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. [1]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ruppersberger won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Marcelo Cardarell (R), and Lorenzo Gaztanaga (L) in the general election.[11]

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

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