Maryland's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Sarbanes Democratic Party
John Sarbanes.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Maryland U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maryland has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Sarbanes (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District winds through parts of Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore counties.[4]


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June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] John Sarbanes voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. John Sarbanes voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

John Sarbanes

John Sarbanes (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 4, 2013$728,898.11$58,215.00$(82,023.60)$705,089.51
July Quarterly[12]July 9, 2013$705,089.51$139,928.00$(98,391.97)$746,625.54
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$746,625.54$131,444.00$(68,302.41)$809,767.13
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$809,767$174,368$(76,225)$907,909
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$907,909$114,199$(86,670)$935,438
Running totals

District history


The 3rd Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent John Sarbanes (D) won re-election. He defeated Eric Delano Knowles (R) and Paul Drgos, Jr. (L) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Maryland District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sarbanes Incumbent 66.8% 213,747
     Republican Eric Delano Knowles 29.6% 94,549
     Libertarian Paul Drgos, Jr. 3.4% 11,028
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.2% 535
Total Votes 319,859
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"


On November 2, 2010, John Sarbanes won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Wilhelm (R), Jerry McKinley (L) and Alain Lareau (Constitution) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Maryland District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sarbanes incumbent 61.1% 147,448
     Republican Jim Wilhelm 36% 86,947
     Libertarian Jerry McKinley 2.2% 5,212
     Constitution Alain Lareau 0.7% 1,634
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 188
Total Votes 241,429

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