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Maryland's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Elijah Cummings Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Elijah Cummings Democratic Party
Elijah Cummings.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

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The 7th congressional district of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Elijah Cummings (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Maryland's 7th Congressional District contained portions of Howard and Baltimore counties and parts of the city of Baltimore.[5]


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June 24, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

District history


The 7th congressional district of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Elijah Cummings (D) won. He defeated Ty Busch (D), Charles Smith (D), Frank Mirabile, Jr. (R) and Ronald Owens-Bey (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Maryland District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElijah Cummings Incumbent 76.5% 247,770
     Republican Frank Mirabile, Jr. 20.8% 67,405
     Libertarian Ronald Owens-Bey 2.5% 8,211
     Democratic Ty Busch (Write-in) 0% 10
     Democratic Charles Smith (Write-in) 0% 28
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 394
Total Votes 323,818
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"


On November 2, 2010, Elijah Cummings won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Frank Mirabile, Jr. (R), Scott Spencer (L), Fred Donald Dickson, Jr. (I), and Ray Bly (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 7th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElijah Cummmings Incumbent 75.2% 152,669
     Republican Frank Mirabile, Jr. 22.8% 46,375
     Libertarian Scott Spencer 1.9% 3,814
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 135
     Independent Fred Donald Dickson, Jr. 0% 55
     Independent Ray Bly 0% 20
Total Votes 203,068

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