United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2010

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The 2010 congressional elections in Maryland were held on November 2, 2010, to determine who will represent the state of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives. Maryland has eight seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 112th Congress from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013. The Party primaries were held September 14, 2010.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2010[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Democratic 6 0 1 –1 75% 60.48% 1,104,056 -6.67%
  Republican 2 1 0 +1 25% 36.94% 674,246 +6.41%
  Libertarian 0 0 0 0 2.03% 37,099 +0.12%
  Constitution 0 0 0 0 0.45% 8,237 +0.45%
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.10% 1,834 -0.03%
Totals 8 1 1 100% 100% 1,825,472

District 1[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 1 map.png

The district encompasses the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford Counties.

Incumbent Democrat Frank Kratovil ran for re-election against Republican State Senator Andrew P. Harris. Libertarian Richard James Davis[2] and Independent Jack Wilson also ran.[3]

Poll Source Dates administered Frank Kratovil (D) Andy Harris (R) Richard Davis (L) Other Undecided
Baltimore Sun/OpinionWorks October 15–20, 2010 40% 40% 14%
Monmouth University October 16–19, 2010 42% 53% 5%
The Hill/ANGA October 5, 2010 40% 43% 1% 15%
OnMessage Inc. September 20–21, 2010 39% 43%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group September 12–13, 2010 45% 39%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group June 15–16, 2010 44% 39% 17%
Public Opinion Strategies April 25–26, 2010 36% 39% 6% 1% 18%
Tarrance Group November 15–17, 2009 39% 52%

† Internal poll for Kratovil campaign

Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andrew P. Harris 155,118 54.08% +5.75
Democratic Frank M. Kravtovil Jr. 120,400 41.98% -7.14
Libertarian Richard J. Davis 10,876 3.79% +1.33
No party Write-ins 418 0.15
Total votes 286,812 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 2 map.png

The district comprises parts of Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore, and has been represented by Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger since 2003; he ran for re-election against Republican Marcelo Cardarelli.

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger 134,133 64.21% -7.65
Republican Marcelo Cardarelli 69,523 33.28% +8.47
Libertarian Lorenzo Gaztanaga 5,090 2.44% -0.74
No party Write-ins 158 0.08
Total votes 208,904 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 3 map.png

This gerrymandered district comprises portions of Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the independent city of Baltimore, and was represented by Democrat John Sarbanes since 2007. Sarbanes is the son of former Maryland Senator Paul Sarbanes. His Republican opponent was Jim Wilhelm.

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Sarbanes 147,448 61.07% -8.59
Republican Jim Wilhelm 86,947 36.01% +5.93
Libertarian Jerry McKinley 5,212 2.16% +2.16
Constitution Alain Lareau 1,634 0.68% +0.68
No party Write-ins 188 0.1%
Total votes 241,429 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 4 map.png

The district comprises portions of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, and was represented by Democrat Donna Edwards. She ran for re-election against Republican Robert Broadus.

Maryland's 4th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donna Edwards 160,228 83.44% -2.39
Republican Robert Broadus 31,467 16.39% +3.54
No party Write-ins 325 0.17%
Total votes 192,020 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 5 map.png

The district comprises all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert Counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties. The seat had been represented by Democrat and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer since 1981. He was challenged by Republican Charles Lollar, the Chairman of the Charles County Republican Party, and Libertarian H. Gavin Shickle.[4]

Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer 155,110 64.26% -9.39
Republican Charles Lollar 83,575 34.62% +10.65
Libertarian H. Gavin Shickle 2,578 1.07% -1.20
No party Write-ins 120 0.05%
Total votes 241,383 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 6 map.png

The district comprises all of Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll Counties, as well as portions of Montgomery, Baltimore, and Harford Counties, and had been represented by Republican Roscoe Bartlett since 1993. Democrat Andrew J. Duck challenged Roscoe Bartlett in 2010.

Maryland's 6th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roscoe Bartlett 148,820 61.45% +3.69
Democratic Andrew Duck 80,455 33.22% -5.57
Libertarian Dan Massey 6,816 2.81% -0.54
Constitution Michael Reed 5,907 2.44% +2.44
No party Write-ins 191 0.08%
Total votes 242,189 100.00%
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 7 map.png

The district encompasses parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County, and had been represented by Democrat Elijah Cummings since 1996. He was challenged for re-election by Republican Frank Mirabile.

Maryland's 7th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Elijah Cummings 152,669 75.18% -4.32
Republican Frank Mirabile, Jr 46,375 22.84% +4.26
Libertarian Scott Spencer 3,814 1.88% +0.06
No party Write-ins 210 0.10%
Total votes 203,068 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 8 map.png

The district mostly consists of the larger part of Montgomery County, but also includes a small portion of Prince George's County, and had been represented by Democrat Chris Van Hollen since 2003. He was challenged by Republican Philips.

Maryland's 8th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chris Van Hollen 153,613 73.27% -1.81
Republican Michael Lee Philips 52,421 25.00% +3.32
Libertarian Mark Grannis 2,713 1.29% +0.45
Constitution Fred Nordhorn 696 0.33% +0.33
No party Write-ins 224 0.11%
Total votes 209,667 100.00%
Democratic hold

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Preceded by
2008 elections
United States House elections in Maryland
2010
Succeeded by
2012 elections