Maryland's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maryland's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Van Hollen Democratic Party
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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 8th 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 Chris Van Hollen (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Maryland's 8th Congressional District encompasses parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties.[5]

Candidates

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June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file petition

District history

2012

The 8th congressional district of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Chris Van Hollen (D) won re-election. He defeated Ken Timmerman (R), Mark Grannis (L) and George Gluck (G) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 63.4% 217,531
     Republican Ken Timmerman 32.9% 113,033
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 2.1% 7,235
     Green George Gluck 1.5% 5,064
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 393
Total Votes 343,256
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Michael Lee Philips (R), Mark Grannis (L), and Fred Nordhorn (C) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 73.3% 153,613
     Republican Michael Lee Philips 25% 52,421
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 1.3% 2,713
     Constitution Fred Nordhorn 0.3% 696
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 224
Total Votes 209,667

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