The Green Papers: Maryland 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor..
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


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

 
           

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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Jaden Thomas Farris
FEC S2MD00511

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
 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 Undetermined);
7 Democratic (7 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 31 Mar 19; Tot $172,150; Dsb $69,843

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 31 Mar 19; Tot $136,749; Dsb $121,671

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 31 Mar 19; Tot $36,188; Dsb $133,349

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 31 Mar 19; Tot $151,352; Dsb $50,667
  Candidate Republican     George E. McDermott
FEC H4MD04071

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  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
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 31 Mar 19; Tot $651,523; Dsb $458,701
  Candidate Democratic     Mckayla Wilkes
FEC H0MD05183; 31 Mar 19; Tot $5,714; Dsb $84

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Trone
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Trone
FEC H6MD08549; 31 Mar 19; Tot $386,503; Dsb $444,083
  Candidate Republican     Neil Conrad Parrott
FEC H0MD06231; 31 Mar 19; Tot $39,237; Dsb $19,304

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Elijah E. Cummings
First elected: in Special Election, 16 April 1996, re: resignation of Congressman Kweisi Mfume, 18 February 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Steven Gosnell

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 31 Mar 19; Tot $258,579; Dsb $121,364

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
 

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, 10 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 3 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)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
 
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 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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