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2012 U.S. House Elections in Maryland

Primary Date
April 3, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Maryland District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Maryland will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.

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

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party holds six of the eight Congressional seats from Maryland.

Members of the U.S. House from Maryland -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 6 7
     Republican Party 2 1
Total 8 8

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts are:

Name:Party:District:
Andy HarrisEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Maryland, District 1
Chris Van HollenElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
Donna EdwardsElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 4
Dutch RuppersbergerElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 2
Elijah CummingsElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 7
John SarbanesElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 3
Roscoe BartlettEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Maryland, District 6
Steny HoyerElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Maryland, District 5

Candidates

Maryland's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Republican Party Andy HarrisGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John LaFerla (Write-in)
Independent Michael Calpino
Libertarian Party Muir Boda
Independent Douglas Dryden Rae (Write-in)
Note: Wendy Rosen withdrew from the race following allegations of voter fraud.[1]


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian

Independent No Party Affiliation

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Dutch RuppersbergerGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy Jacobs
Republican Party Ray Bly (Write-in)
Libertarian Party Leo Dymowski


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Green Party Green Party candidate

  • Mark Shell Shell was not selected by his party for the general election

Note: Patrick McDonough[8] indicated his intent to run, but eventually decided against a run in the 2nd District.[4]

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party John SarbanesGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Delano Knowles
Libertarian Party Paul Drgos, Jr.


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Maryland's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Donna EdwardsGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Faith Loudon
Libertarian Party Scott Soffen


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Note:Glenn Ivey filed to run, but withdrew on January 11, 2012[10]

Maryland's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Steny HoyerGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anthony O'Donnell
Libertarian Party Arvin Vohra
Green Party Bob Auerbach


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Green Party Green Party candidate

Independent No Party Affiliation

Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party John DelaneyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roscoe Bartlett
Libertarian Party Nickolaus Mueller


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Independent Independent candidate

Note: Alexander Mooney[18], Christopher Shank[19], and Bud Otis[20] had indicated they would run, but eventually withdrew. Mark Shriver indicated interest in running, but never officially filed.

Maryland's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Elijah CummingsGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ty Busch (Write-in)
Democratic Party Charles Smith (Write-in)
Republican Party Frank Mirabile, Jr.
Libertarian Party Ronald Owens-Bey


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

IndependentLibertarian candidate

IndependentIndependent candidate

Maryland's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Chris Van HollenGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Timmerman
Libertarian Party Mark Grannis
Green Party George Gluck


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian PartyLibertarian party

Green PartyGreen party


Race background

According to the Maryland Elections Guide 2012, published by The Baltimore Sun, Maryland "remains an overwhelmingly Democratic state, with only the 1st congressional district as a safe bet for the GOP."[21] The 6th district is Maryland's most contested seat, with incumbent Roscoe Bartlett facing several opponents in the Republican primary.[21]

See also

References

  1. The Baltimore Sun, "Democrat drops challenge to Harris after allegations she voted in two states," September 10, 2012
  2. The Daily Times "Challengers to face off before taking on Harris" accessed January 4, 2012
  3. Gazette.Net "Baltimore County businesswoman enters 1st Congressional District race" accessed January 4, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Maryland State Board of Elections "Candidate List" accessed January 19, 2012
  5. The Baltimore Sun "Former GOP Hill staffer to run in 2nd District" accessed January 6, 2012
  6. MyFoxDC.com "State Sen. Nancy Jacobs To Run For Congress" accessed January 6, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Maryland State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results 2012" accessed April 3, 2012
  8. The Baltimore Sun "McDonough to run for Congress in 2012" accessed January 6, 2012
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 Maryland State Board of Elections "Candidates" accessed January 3, 2012
  10. Baltimore Sun "Ivey withdraws from 4th Congressional District primary race" accessed January 19, 2012
  11. The Washington Post "O’Donnell launches bid to unseat Hoyer" accessed January 6, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Baltimore Sun "6th District candidates spar over jobs" accessed January 6, 2012
  13. Gazette.net "Some Democrats concerned that congressional pick is a done deal" accessed January 6, 2012
  14. The Washington Post "John Delaney, David Brinkley join field gunning for Bartlett’s congressional seat" accessed January 6, 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Maryland State Board of Elections "Candidates" accessed January 6, 2012
  16. Roll Call "Duncan, Shriver Among Names Floated in Maryland" accessed January 6, 2012
  17. Roll Call "Roscoe Bartlett’s Chief of Staff Resigns After Reports of Run" accessed January 6, 2012
  18. Roll Call "Alex Mooney Skips Maryland Race, Signals Roscoe Bartlett Definitely Running" accessed February 16, 2012
  19. Brinkley for Congress "David Brinkley Announces Candidacy for the 6th Congressional District Press Release" accessed February 15, 2012
  20. The Washington Post "On Md. ballot, Bartlett faces tough race, Edwards escapes challenge from Ivey" accessed February 16, 2012
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Baltimore Sun "Maryland Election Guide 2012" Accessed March 25, 2012