The Green Papers: Maryland 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 24 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 25 February 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Monday 4 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,789,929 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Annapolis
 

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Maryland State and Local Government

Maryland 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Green and Libertarian Parties nominate by convention rather than by primary. The Libertarian Party convention date is 5 April 2014 and the Green Party party-organized primary date is 31 May 2014.


2014 Primary and General Election certified returns as of 29 December 2014 from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
FEC S6MD00140
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Michael "Dan" Schroeder
FEC S6MD03433

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 884,400 51.03% Larry Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Boyd Rutherford
  Candidate Democratic 818,890 47.25% Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown
for Lieutenant Governor: Howard County Executive Ken Ulman
  Candidate Libertarian 25,382 1.46% Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Lorenzo Gaztañaga
  Candidate Scattering 4,202 0.24% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 283 0.02% Charles Ulysses Smith
for Lieutenant Governor: Clarence Tucker.
Lost the Tuesday 24 June 2014 Democratic Primary. Now running as a write-in.
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 20 0.00% Ed Tinus
for Lieutenant Governor: Richard Richmond
Total 1,733,177 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - at term limit.
11 April 2013: Announced plans to run for Governor in 2014.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated);
7 Democratic (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,342 70.42% Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,290,520; Dsb $1,137,432
  Candidate Democratic 73,843 29.49% William F. "Bill" Tilghman
FEC H4MD01101; 24 Nov 14; Tot $571,867; Dsb $571,321
  Candidate Scattering 233 0.09% Other Write-Ins
Total 250,418 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 120,412 61.32% Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,078,027; Dsb $877,987
  Candidate Republican 70,411 35.86% David Michael "Dave" Banach
FEC H4MD02174; 17 Nov 14; Tot $874; Dsb $923
  Candidate Green 5,326 2.71% Ian Andrew Schlakman
aka Ian Andrew Schlakman Holub

FEC H4MD02166; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,067; Dsb $2,770
  Candidate Scattering 205 0.10% Other Write-Ins
Total 196,354 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 128,594 59.55% Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 31 Dec 14; Tot $775,892; Dsb $756,851
  Candidate Republican 87,029 40.30% Charles A. Long
FEC H4MD03123; 30 Sep 14; Tot $2,147; Dsb $1,997
  Candidate Scattering 323 0.15% Other Write-Ins
Total 215,946 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Donna Fern Edwards
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a Special Election, 17 June 2008, held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Albert Wynn, effective 1 June 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 134,628 70.18% Congressman Donna Fern Edwards
FEC H6MD04183; 24 Nov 14; Tot $574,813; Dsb $543,711
  Candidate Republican 54,217 28.26% Nancy Jones Hoyt
FEC H4MD04121; 24 Nov 14; Tot $40,811; Dsb $39,232
  Candidate Libertarian 2,795 1.46% Arvin Vohra
FEC H2MD05510
  Candidate Scattering 197 0.10% Other Write-Ins
Total 191,837 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 144,725 64.03% Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,865,802; Dsb $3,725,768
  Candidate Republican 80,752 35.72% Christopher Parry "Chris" Chaffee
FEC H4MD05169; 03 Dec 14; Tot $26,577; Dsb $26,577
  Candidate Scattering 336 0.15% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 227 0.10% Dennis L. Fritz
FEC H4MD05177
Total 226,040 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman John K. Delaney
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 94,704 49.70% Congressman John K. Delaney
FEC H2MD06195; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,590,971; Dsb $2,546,033
  Candidate Republican 91,930 48.25% Daniel John "Dan" Bongino
FEC H4MD06191; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,475,866; Dsb $1,446,013
  Candidate Green 3,762 1.97% George Gluck
FEC H2MD08175
  Candidate Scattering 140 0.07% Other Write-Ins
Total 190,536 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: in Special Election, 16 April 1996, re: resignation of Congressman Kweisi Mfume, 18 February 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 144,639 69.94% Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
FEC H6MD07160; 31 Dec 14; Tot $898,538; Dsb $787,933
  Candidate Republican 55,860 27.01% Corrogan R. Vaughn
FEC H4MD07074
  Candidate Libertarian 6,103 2.95% Scott Soffen
FEC H2MD04299
  Candidate Scattering 207 0.10% Other Write-Ins
Total 206,809 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 136,722 60.74% Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
FEC H2MD08126; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,109,959; Dsb $1,359,301
  Candidate Republican 87,859 39.03% David D. "Dave" Wallace, II
FEC H2MD06138; 03 Dec 14; Tot $15,450; Dsb $15,818
  Candidate Scattering 398 0.18% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 102 0.05% Andrew Jaye "A.J." Wildman
FEC H4MD08205
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 16 0.01% Lih Young
Lost the Tuesday 24 June 2014 Democratic Primary. Now running as a write-in.

FEC H6MD08366
Total 225,097 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 935,846 55.80% state Senator Brian E. Frosh
  Candidate Republican 682,265 40.68% Jeffrey N. Pritzker
  Candidate Libertarian 57,069 3.40% Leo Wayne Dymowski
  Candidate Scattering 2,089 0.12% Other Write-Ins
Total 1,677,269 100.00%  

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,061,267 62.65% Comptroller Peter Franchot
  Candidate Republican 630,109 37.20% William Henry "Bill" Campbell
  Candidate Scattering 1,941 0.11% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in 595 0.04% Anjali Reed Phukan
The Service Party.
5 August 2014: Failed to Submit Required Nominating Petition. Now running as a write-in candidate.
Total 1,693,912 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 15 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 11 candidates
  Write-in: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Election Authority
  Maryland State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maryland General Assembly
Democratic
  Maryland Democratic Party
Republican
  Maryland Republican Party
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Maryland
  Constitution Party of Maryland Effective 27 June 2006 the Maryland affiliate of the Constitution Party voted to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party.
  Justice Party of Maryland
  Libertarian Party of Maryland
  Maryland Green Party
  Progressive Maryland
  The Unity Party of Maryland
Media & others
  Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)
  Baltimore Jewish Times
  Baltimore Messenger - Towson
  Baltimore Sun
  Bay Weekly - Chesapeake
  Columbia Flier
  Cumberland Times-News
  DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland
  DMOZ - Maryland
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  Owings Mills Times
  Politics1.com - Maryland
  Takoma Voice - Takoma Park
  The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel
  The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader
  The Frederick News-Post
  The Gazette
  The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
  The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County
  The Republican - Oakland
  The Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  WBAL TV - NBC - Baltimore
  WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore
  WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland
  WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore
  WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)

 


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