United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014
Maryland
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 8 Maryland seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 7 1

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the eight U.S. Representatives from the state of Maryland, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including the Governor of Maryland, Attorney General of Maryland and Comptroller of Maryland.

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District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland as well as parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties. The incumbent is Republican Andrew P. Harris, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+14.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew P. Harris 45,477 77.9%
Republican Jonathan Goff, Jr. 12,913 22.1%
Totals 58,390 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
  • John LaFerla, OB/GYN, candidate and Democratic-endorsed write-in candidate for the seat in 2012[3]
  • Bill Tilghman, retired attorney[4]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Bridget Kelly[5] (running for Maryland State Senate, District 35)
  • Kim Letke, candidate for the seat in 2012[1] (running for Maryland State Senate, District 7)
  • Joseph Werner (running for Harford County Executive)[5]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Tilghman 19,937 57.1%
Democratic John LaFerla 14,965 42.9%
Totals 34,902 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district includes parts of Howard, Harford, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore. The incumbent is Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+10. Ruppersberger considered running for Governor of Maryland in 2014 but decided against it.[6]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger 43,614 77.6%
Democratic Paul Rundquist 6,450 11.5%
Democratic Blaine Taylor 6,164 11.0%
Totals 56,228 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Banach 14,990 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district includes parts of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the City of Baltimore. The incumbent is Democrat John Sarbanes, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+9.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes 54,926 85.2%
Democratic Matthew Molyett 9,564 14.8%
Totals 64,490 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
  • Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris, insurance broker, nominee for the seat in 2008 and candidate for the seat in 2010 and 2012[1]
  • Michael Jackson, landscape company supervisor, candidate for the 1st district in 1992 and for the 3rd district in 2002[1]
  • Charles A. Long[1]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles A. Long 7,597 43.6%
Republican Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris 7,303 41.9%
Republican Michael Jackson 2,524 14.5%
Totals 17,424 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 4[edit]

The 4th district includes parts of Prince George's, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties. The incumbent is Democrat Donna Edwards, who has represented the district since 2008. She was re-elected with 77% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+26.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Dawit H. Gebreyesus[1]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Edwards 53,648 87.0%
Democratic Warren Christopher 8,021 13.0%
Totals 61,669 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nancy Hoyt 5,368 37.6%
Republican Greg Holmes 3,469 24.3%
Republican George McDermott 2,740 19.2%
Republican John R. Graziani 2,695 18.9%
Totals 14,272 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 5[edit]

The 5th district includes all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. The incumbent is Democrat Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip, who has represented the district since 1981. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+14.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer 57,240 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
  • Mark Kenneth Arness[1]
  • Chris Chaffee, candidate for the seat in 2010[1]
  • Tom Potter[1]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Chaffee 8,137 41.6%
Republican Mark Kenneth Arness 6,050 30.9%
Republican Tom Potter 5,374 27.5%
Totals 19,561 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 6[edit]

The 6th district includes the entire Maryland Panhandle including all of Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties as well as portions of Montgomery and Frederick counties. The incumbent is Democrat John Delaney, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 against Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett and the district has a PVI of D+4. Delaney considered running for Governor of Maryland in 2014 but decided against it.[10]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney 33,289 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Bongino 23,933 83.5%
Republican Harold W. Painter, Jr. 4,718 16.5%
Totals 28,651 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 7[edit]

The 7th district includes just over half of the City of Baltimore, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland. The incumbent is Democrat Elijah Cummings, who has represented the district since 1996. He was re-elected with 77% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+24.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings 69,790 90.6%
Democratic Bryant Alexander 4,786 6.2%
Democratic Blaine Taylor 2,460 3.2%
Totals 77,036 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 6,293 54.8%
Republican Ray Bly 5,195 45.2%
Totals 11,488 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

District 8[edit]

The 8th district includes parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties. The incumbent is Democrat Chris Van Hollen, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+11.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
Primary results[edit]
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Van Hollen 60,556 91.3%
Democratic George English 3,834 5.8%
Democratic Lih Young 1,950 2.9%
Totals 66,240 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]
  • Dave Wallace, candidate for the State House of Delegates in 2006 and 2010 and for the seat in 2012[1]
Primary results[edit]
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Wallace 22,648 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al "2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List". electionsmaryland.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Representative in Congress". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Craig (April 8, 2013). "LaFerla takes long view". The Kent County News. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Centreville lawyer enters Eastern Shore Democratic congressional race". DelmarvaNow. September 23, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Second 1st District congressional candidate withdraws". DelmarvaNow. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wagner, John (January 22, 2014). "Ruppersberger makes it official: He’s not running for governor of Maryland". Washington Post. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fritze, John (2014-03-10). "Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Ruppersberger won't campaign for governor". CapitalGazette. January 22, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Howell, Carla (February 2014). "Federal LP Candidates lining up to end income tax, cut spending to 1998 level". LP News (paper) 44 (1). p. 4. 
  10. ^ a b c John Wagner (February 18, 2014). "Delaney, after looking at Md. governor’s field, files to run for second term in Congress". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Wagner, John (June 1, 2013). "Bongino confirms bid for Congress rather than Maryland governor". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Painter joins race for Dist. 6". The Sentinel. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ "David E. Vogt Announces Bid For Md.’s 6th District Seat". CBS Baltimore. July 3, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bethany Rodgers (January 29, 2014). "6th District congressional race loses one". Frederick News-Post. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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