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United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

All 8 Maryland seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 7 seats, 62.92% 1 seat, 33.20%
Seats won 7 1
Seat change - -
Popular vote 945,537 688,212
Percentage 57.19% 41.62%
Swing -5.73% +8.42%

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.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • District 1 2
    • Republican primary 2.1
      • Candidates 2.1.1
        • Filed 2.1.1.1
        • Primary results 2.1.1.2
    • Democratic primary 2.2
      • Candidates 2.2.1
        • Filed 2.2.1.1
        • Withdrew 2.2.1.2
        • Primary results 2.2.1.3
    • General election 2.3
      • Candidates 2.3.1
  • District 2 3
    • Democratic primary 3.1
      • Candidates 3.1.1
        • Filed 3.1.1.1
        • Primary results 3.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 3.2
      • Candidates 3.2.1
        • Filed 3.2.1.1
        • Primary results 3.2.1.2
    • General election 3.3
  • District 3 4
    • Democratic primary 4.1
      • Candidates 4.1.1
        • Filed 4.1.1.1
        • Primary results 4.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 4.2
      • Candidates 4.2.1
        • Filed 4.2.1.1
        • Primary results 4.2.1.2
    • General election 4.3
  • District 4 5
    • Democratic primary 5.1
      • Candidates 5.1.1
        • Filed 5.1.1.1
        • Withdrew 5.1.1.2
        • Primary results 5.1.1.3
    • Republican primary 5.2
      • Candidates 5.2.1
        • Filed 5.2.1.1
        • Primary results 5.2.1.2
    • General election 5.3
  • District 5 6
    • Democratic primary 6.1
      • Candidates 6.1.1
        • Filed 6.1.1.1
        • Primary results 6.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 6.2
      • Candidates 6.2.1
        • Filed 6.2.1.1
        • Primary results 6.2.1.2
    • General election 6.3
  • District 6 7
    • Democratic primary 7.1
      • Candidates 7.1.1
        • Filed 7.1.1.1
        • Primary results 7.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 7.2
      • Candidates 7.2.1
        • Filed 7.2.1.1
        • Withdrew 7.2.1.2
        • Primary results 7.2.1.3
    • General election 7.3
  • District 7 8
    • Democratic primary 8.1
      • Candidates 8.1.1
        • Filed 8.1.1.1
        • Primary results 8.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 8.2
      • Candidates 8.2.1
        • Filed 8.2.1.1
        • Primary results 8.2.1.2
    • General election 8.3
  • District 8 9
    • Democratic primary 9.1
      • Candidates 9.1.1
        • Filed 9.1.1.1
        • Primary results 9.1.1.2
    • Republican primary 9.2
      • Candidates 9.2.1
        • Filed 9.2.1.1
        • Primary results 9.2.1.2
    • General election 9.3
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2014[1]
Party Votes Percentage +/– Seats +/–
Democratic 945,537 57.19% -5.73% 7 -
Republican 688,212 41.62% +8.42% 1 -
Green 8,741 0.53% +0.14% -
Libertarian 8,644 0.52% -2.16% -
Others 2,295 0.14% -0.67% -
Totals 1,653,429 100.00% - 8 -


District 1

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

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
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

Candidates

Filed
  • John LaFerla, OB/GYN, candidate and Democratic-endorsed write-in candidate for the seat in 2012[4]
  • Bill Tilghman, retired attorney[5]
Withdrew
  • Bridget Kelly[6] (running for Maryland State Senate, District 35)
  • Kim Letke, candidate for the seat in 2012[2] (running for Maryland State Senate, District 7)
  • Joseph Werner (running for Harford County Executive)[6]
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Tilghman 19,937 57.1%
Democratic John LaFerla 14,965 42.9%
Totals 34,902 100%

General election

Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andrew P. Harris (inc.) 173,617 70.51% +7.09
Democratic Bill Tilghman 72,396 29.40% +1.92
No party Write-ins 226 0.09%
Total votes 246,239 100.00%
Republican hold

Candidates

District 2

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.[8]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
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

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Banach 14,990 100%

General election

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District: 2014[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (inc.) 117,873 61.25% -4.34
Republican David Banach 69,206 35.96% +2.68
Green Ian Schlakman 5,171 2.69% +2.69
No party Write-ins 195 0.10%
Total votes 192,445 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 3

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

Candidates

Filed
  • Matthew Molyett[2]
  • John Sarbanes, incumbent U.S. Representative[2]
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes 54,926 85.2%
Democratic Matthew Molyett 9,564 14.8%
Totals 64,490 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Filed
  • Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris, insurance broker, nominee for the seat in 2008 and candidate for the seat in 2010 and 2012[2]
  • Michael Jackson, landscape company supervisor, candidate for the 1st district in 1992 and for the 3rd district in 2002[2]
  • Charles A. Long[2]
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
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

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District: 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Sarbanes (inc.) 124,925 59.44% -7.38
Republican Charles A. Long 84,920 40.41% +10.85
No party Write-ins 315 0.15%
Total votes 210,160 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4

The 4th district includes parts of 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

Candidates

Filed
Withdrew
  • Dawit H. Gebreyesus[2]
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Edwards 53,648 87.0%
Democratic Warren Christopher 8,021 13.0%
Totals 61,669 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Filed
  • John R. Graziani[2]
  • Greg Holmes, candidate for the seat in 2012[2]
  • Nancy Hoyt[2]
  • George McDermott, Democratic candidate for the seat in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012[2]
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
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

Maryland's 4th Congressional District: 2014[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donna Edwards (inc.) 130,273 69.94% -7.23
Republican Nancy Hoyt 53,092 28.51% +7.79
Libertarian Arvin Vohra 2,696 1.45% -0.54
No party Write-ins 194 0.10%
Total votes 186,255 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5

The 5th district includes all of 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

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer 57,240 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Filed
  • Mark Kenneth Arness[2]
  • Chris Chaffee, candidate for the seat in 2010[2]
  • Tom Potter[2]
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
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

Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2014[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 140,979 63.88% -5.52
Republican Chris Chaffee 79,171 35.87% +8.16
No party Write-ins 549 0.25%
Total votes 220,699 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6

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.[15]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney 33,289 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Filed
Withdrew
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
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

Maryland's 6th Congressional District: 2014[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Delaney (inc.) 90,478 49.52% -9.25
Republican Dan Bongino 88,544 48.46% +10.56
Green George Gluck 3,570 1.95% +1.95
No party Write-ins 131 0.07%
Total votes 182,723 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 7

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

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings 69,790 90.6%
Democratic Alexander Bryant 4,786 6.2%
Democratic Fred Donald Dickson, Jr. 2,460 3.2%
Totals 77,036 100%

Republican primary

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 6,293 54.8%
Republican Ray Bly 5,195 45.2%
Totals 11,488 100%

General election

Maryland's 7th Congressional District: 2014[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Elijah Cummings (inc.) 140,729 69.70% -6.82
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 55,030 27.25% +6.43
Libertarian Scott Soffen 5,948 2.95% +0.41
No party Write-ins 203 0.10%
Total votes 201,910 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8

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

Candidates

Filed
Primary results
Democratic primary results[3]
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

Candidates

Filed
  • Dave Wallace, candidate for the State House of Delegates in 2006 and 2010 and for the seat in 2012[2]
Primary results
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Wallace 22,648 100%

General election

Maryland's 8th Congressional District: 2014[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chris Van Hollen (inc.) 127,884 60.04% -3.33
Republican Dave Wallace 84,632 39.73% +6.80
No party Write-ins 482 0.23%
Total votes 212,998 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/primary/gen_results_2014_1_008X.html
  2. ^ 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 "2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List". electionsmaryland.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ O'Donnell, Craig (April 8, 2013). "LaFerla takes long view". The Kent County News. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Centreville lawyer enters Eastern Shore Democratic congressional race". DelmarvaNow. September 23, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Second 1st District congressional candidate withdraws". DelmarvaNow. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  8. ^ Wagner, John (January 22, 2014). "Ruppersberger makes it official: He’s not running for governor of Maryland".  
  9. ^ Fritze, John (2014-03-10). "Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  10. ^ a b "Ruppersberger won't campaign for governor". CapitalGazette. January 22, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  12. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  13. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  14. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  15. ^ a b John Wagner (February 18, 2014). "Delaney, after looking at Md. governor’s field, files to run for second term in Congress".  
  16. ^ Wagner, John (June 1, 2013). "Bongino confirms bid for Congress rather than Maryland governor".  
  17. ^ "Painter joins race for Dist. 6". The Sentinel. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ "David E. Vogt Announces Bid For Md.’s 6th District Seat". CBS Baltimore. July 3, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ Bethany Rodgers (January 29, 2014). "6th District congressional race loses one".  
  20. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  21. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html
  22. ^ http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/results/General/gen_results_2014_2_008X.html

External links

  • U.S. House elections in Maryland, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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