The Green Papers: Maryland 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 26 June 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 27 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 6 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


The Democratic and Republican Parties nominate by Primary. The Green (30 April party run primary) and Libertarian (10 March state Convention) parties nominate by convention.


2018 Election Information from the state Board of Elections.

26 June 2018 Primary
Returns from the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Results from The New York Times.
Results from Politico.

6 November 2018 General Election
General Candidate Listings from the state Board of Elections.
Returns from the State Board of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 4 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,491,614 64.86% Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,061,524; Dsb $3,369,879
  Candidate Republican 697,017 30.31% Antono Wade "Tony" Campbell
FEC S8MD00328; 31 Dec 18; Tot $209,098; Dsb $207,492
  Candidate Unaffiliated 85,964 3.74% Neal Simon
FEC S8MD00302; 31 Dec 18; Tot $2,110,224; Dsb $2,110,122
  Candidate Libertarian 22,943 1.00% Arvin Vohra
FEC S6MD03664
  Candidate Scattering 1,650 0.07% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 364 0.02% Lih Young
FEC S6MD03375
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 247 0.01% Michael B. Puskar
FEC S8MD00393; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,014; Dsb $6,014
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 90 0.00% Edward Shlikas
Total 2,299,889 100.00%  

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

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,275,644 55.35% Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
  Candidate Democratic 1,002,639 43.51% Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Libertarian 13,241 0.57% Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Christina Smith
  Candidate Green 11,175 0.48% Ian Schlakman
for Lieutenant Governor: Annie Chambers
  Candidate Scattering 1,813 0.08% Other Write-Ins
Total 2,304,512 100.00%  
 22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Boyd K. Rutherford
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated);
7 Democratic (6 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 183,662 59.98% Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,708,520; Dsb $1,849,983
  Candidate Democratic 116,631 38.09% Jesse Colvin
FEC H8MD01193; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,876,163; Dsb $1,735,131
  Candidate Libertarian 5,744 1.88% Jenica Martin
FEC H8MD01235
  Candidate Scattering 149 0.05% Other Write-Ins
Total 306,186 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 167,201 66.01% Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,010,538; Dsb $940,207
  Candidate Republican 77,782 30.71% Liz Matory
FEC H8MD02118; 26 Nov 18; Tot $39,004; Dsb $36,305
  Candidate Libertarian 5,215 2.06% Michael Carney
FEC H8MD02167
  Candidate Green 2,904 1.15% Guillaume "Guy" Mimoun
FEC H8MD02159
  Candidate Scattering 200 0.08% Other Write-Ins
Total 253,302 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 202,407 69.11% Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 31 Dec 18; Tot $933,451; Dsb $718,482
  Candidate Republican 82,774 28.26% Charles Anthony
FEC H8MD03165
  Candidate Libertarian 7,476 2.55% James David "David" Lashar
FEC H8MD03173; 26 Nov 18; Tot $27,302; Dsb $27,166
  Candidate Scattering 223 0.08% Other Write-Ins
Total 292,880 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 209,642 78.05% Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 26 Nov 18; Tot $900,762; Dsb $543,304
  Candidate Republican 53,327 19.85% George E. McDermott
FEC H4MD04071
  Candidate Libertarian 5,326 1.98% David Anthony "Dave" Bishop
FEC H8MD04239
  Candidate Scattering 288 0.11% Other Write-Ins
Total 268,583 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 213,796 70.28% Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,108,172; Dsb $3,991,365
  Candidate Republican 82,361 27.07% William A. "Bill" Devine, III
FEC H8MD05145
  Candidate Green 4,082 1.34% Patrick J. "Pat" Elder
FEC H8MD05152; 06 Dec 18; Tot $10,452; Dsb $10,452
  Candidate Libertarian 3,592 1.18% Jacob Pulcher
Nominated by Party, appearing in General Election Only

FEC H8MD05137
  Candidate Scattering 279 0.09% Other Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 99 0.03% Jonathon Mark "Johnny" Rice
26 June 2018: Lost the Republican Primary. Running as a write-in in the General Election.

FEC H8MD05129; 13 Jul 18; Tot $647; Dsb $165
Total 304,209 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  John K. Delaney
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 27 July 2017: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 163,346 58.95% David Trone
FEC H8MD06168
  Candidate Republican 105,209 37.97% Amie Hoeber
FEC H6MD06212; 26 Nov 18; Tot $906,629; Dsb $878,660
  Candidate Libertarian 4,972 1.79% Kevin Terome Caldwell
FEC H8MD06192
  Candidate Green 3,275 1.18% George Gluck
FEC H2MD08175
  Candidate Scattering 282 0.10% Other Write-Ins
Total 277,084 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Elijah E. Cummings
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: in Special Election, 16 April 1996, re: resignation of Congressman Kweisi Mfume, 18 February 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 202,345 76.44% Congressman  Elijah E. Cummings
FEC H6MD07160; 31 Dec 18; Tot $1,072,735; Dsb $1,141,458
  Candidate Republican 56,266 21.26% Richmond Davis
FEC H8MD07083; 31 Dec 18; Tot $19,279; Dsb $17,540
  Candidate Libertarian 5,827 2.20% David R. Griggs
FEC H8MD07125
  Candidate Scattering 272 0.10% Other Write-Ins
Total 264,710 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 217,679 68.17% Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,169,455; Dsb $860,452
  Candidate Republican 96,525 30.23% John Walsh
FEC H8MD08248
  Candidate Libertarian 4,853 1.52% Jasen Wunder
FEC H6MD08606
  Candidate Scattering 273 0.09% Other Write-Ins
Total 319,330 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,474,833 64.81% Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
  Candidate Republican 799,035 35.11% Craig Wolf
  Candidate Scattering 1,920 0.08% Other Write-Ins
Total 2,275,788 100.00%  

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Comptroller  Peter Franchot
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,620,264 72.07% Comptroller  Peter Franchot
  Candidate Republican 624,871 27.79% Anjali Reed Phukan
  Candidate Scattering 3,103 0.14% Other Write-Ins
Total 2,248,238 100.00%  
 

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   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): 11 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 13 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): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 12 candidates
  Write-in: 4 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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