The Green Papers: Maryland 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary House CD 7: Tuesday 4 February 2020
✓ Special Election House CD 7: Tuesday 28 April 2020
✓ Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Filing Deadline: Special Election House CD 7.
Friday 24 January 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 4 February 2020 - Special Primary House CD 7. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Special Election House CD 7. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Due to the COVID-19 virus, this election will be run by mail.
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Thursday 15 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


17 March 2020: Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is postponing the 28 April primary election to 2 June. The Special Election for U.S. House CD 7 will continue to be held on 28 April but run by mail.

The Democratic and Republican Parties nominate by Primary. The Green and Libertarian parties nominate by TBD. The Bread and Roses Party may nominate by Convention.


Election Dates, Candidacy dates, 2020 Primary Election State Candidates List from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

2 June 2020 Primary results, results from a media source.

2 June 2020 Primary returns from the Maryland State Board of Elections.


2020 General Election Candidate Listing from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 10 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (5, 26 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 30 Sep 20; Tot $822,225,400; Dsb $644,966,101
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 30 Sep 20; Tot $490,261,700; Dsb $446,435,438
  Candidate Green     Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 30 Sep 20; Tot $2,638,804; Dsb $2,384,343
  Candidate Bread & Roses     Jerome Michael Segal
for Vice President: John De Graaf
FEC P00013706
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Dennis Andrew Ball
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican; Other Candidates)     Barbara Ruth Bellar
FEC P00012799; 30 Sep 20; Tot $5,051; Dsb $729
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
As listed on the ballot: President Boddie
  Candidate Write-in; (Green; Other Candidates)     Susan Buchser-Lochocki
FEC P00014357; 30 Sep 20; Tot $12,784; Dsb $12,574
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity; Other Candidates)     Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Todd Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian Wallace
FEC P00012039; 14 Oct 20; Tot $149,521; Dsb $143,712
  Candidate Write-in; (Prohibition Party; Other Candidates)     former Libertyville Township Illinois Trustee Phil Collins
FEC P00014522
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican; Other Candidates)     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Ryan Stephen Ehrenreich
for Vice President: Veronica Ehrenreich
FEC P00011395
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Randall Patrick Foltyniewicz
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Shawn W. Howard
FEC P00011189; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,835; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom; Unaffiliated)     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 30 Sep 20; Tot $27,720; Dsb $26,941
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Johnson Immanuel Lee, Jr.
FEC P00016964
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla M. Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Albert L. Raley
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Deborah Ann "Debbie" Rouse
for Vice President: Sheila Marie Cannon
FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Benjamin Schwalb
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Peter W. Sherrill
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Edward Shlikas
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeligh J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 30 Sep 20; Tot $115,311; Dsb $62,455
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Mary Ruth Caro Simmons
for Vice President: Sherrie Dow
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Sharon Wallace
for Vice President: Karen M. Short
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Kasey J. Wells
FEC P00007864; 06 Oct 20; Tot $10,525; Dsb $10,525
  Candidate Write-in; (Other Candidates)     Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
FEC P00016741; 30 Sep 20; Tot $9,775,466; Dsb $9,749,981

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress elected: 2002-2014. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Jaden Thomas Farris
FEC S2MD00511
  Candidate Democratic     Michelle Laurence Smith
FEC S2MD00529

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Peter Franchot
  Candidate Democratic     Ed Tinus
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Robin Ficker
 22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
16 November 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he was 100% cancer free and in complete remission.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated);
7 Democratic (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mia Mason
FEC H0MD01232; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,524; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,377,347; Dsb $896,330

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 14 Oct 20; Tot $905,676; Dsb $864,272
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Johnny Ray Salling
FEC H0MD02230; 30 Sep 20; Tot $50,116; Dsb $40,618

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 14 Oct 20; Tot $564,643; Dsb $656,697
  Candidate Republican     Charles Anthony
FEC H8MD03165; 14 Oct 20; Tot $7,430; Dsb $6,423

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Anthony Gregory Brown
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,384,952; Dsb $744,618
  Candidate Republican     George E. McDermott
FEC H4MD04071

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
First elected in a special election: May 1981 re: Congress declaring Congresswoman Gladys Spellman's seat vacant due to her coma.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,352,929; Dsb $4,127,561
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" Palombi
FEC H0MD05225; 14 Oct 20; Tot $42,170; Dsb $28,203

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  David J. Trone
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  David J. Trone
FEC H6MD08549; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,957,884; Dsb $2,536,461
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Neil Conrad Parrott
FEC H0MD06231; 14 Oct 20; Tot $277,833; Dsb $201,897
  Candidate Green     George Gluck
FEC H2MD08175

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Kweisi Mfume
First elected: in Special Election, 16 April 1996, re: resignation of Member of Congress Kweisi Mfume, 18 February 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated - First elected: 1986, re-elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. Resigned 15 February 1996 to take the position of Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; re-elected in a Special Election: 28 April 2020 [re: passing of Member of Congress Elijah E. Cummings].
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Kweisi Mfume
First elected: 1986, re-elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. Resigned 15 February 1996 to take the position of Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

FEC H6MD07020; 14 Oct 20; Tot $861,369; Dsb $604,666
  Candidate Republican     Kimberly "Kim" Klacik
FEC H0MD07197; 30 Sep 20; Tot $6,742,396; Dsb $3,134,922
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Ray Bly
FEC H8MD07042
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Charles U. Smith
FEC H0MD07056
  
17 October 2019: Member of Congress Elijah E. Cummings, 68, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. He was first elected in a Special Election on 16 April 1996 and served in Congress until his death.
28 October 2019: Governor Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (Republican) called a Special Election to fill this vacant seat. The filing deadline is 20 November 2019, the Special Primary Election is on 4 February 2020, and the Special General Election is on 28 April 2020.
Special Election Candidate List and Special Congressional District 7 Election Information.
4 February 2020: Results from a media source.
28 April 2020: Returns from an official source. Results from a media source.
28 April 2020: former Member of Congress Kweisi Mfume is elected in a Special Election.

Special Election - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Special Election
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 111,955 73.79% former Member of Congress  Kweisi Mfume
First elected: 1986, re-elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. Resigned 15 February 1996 to take the position of Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

FEC H0MD07114
  Candidate Republican 38,102 25.11% Kimberly "Kim" Klacik
FEC H0MD07197; 30 Sep 20; Tot $6,742,396; Dsb $3,134,922
  Candidate Scattering 1,660 1.09% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Peter James
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 0 0.00% Jason Hale
Total 151,718 100.00%  
 17 October 2019: Member of Congress Elijah E. Cummings, 68, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. He was first elected in a Special Election on 16 April 1996 and served in Congress until his death.
28 October 2019: Governor Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (Republican) called a Special Election to fill this vacant seat. The filing deadline is 20 November 2019, the Special Primary Election is on 4 February 2020, and the Special General Election is on 28 April 2020.
Special Election Candidate List and Special Congressional District 7 Election Information.
4 February 2020: Results from a media source.
28 April 2020: Returns from an official source. Results from a media source.

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,883,912; Dsb $1,311,667
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Thomas Coll
FEC H0MD08203; 14 Oct 20; Tot $22,716; Dsb $16,367

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Comptroller  Peter Franchot
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2022.
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 18 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Bread & Roses: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Progressive
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Other Candidates: 21 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
  Write-in: 30 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.

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
  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
  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
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  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 Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  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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