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United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012

November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)

All 8 Maryland seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 seats, 60.48% 2 seats, 36.94%
Seats won 7 1
Seat change +1 -1
Popular vote 1,626,872 858,406
Percentage 62.92% 33.20%
Swing +2.44% -3.74%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the eight U.S. Representatives from the state of Maryland, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate.

The new congressional map, drawn and passed by the Democratic-controlled Maryland General Assembly, was signed into law by Governor Martin O'Malley on October 20, 2011. The map made the 6th district, at that time represented by Republican Roscoe Bartlett, much more favorable to Democrats.[1]

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012
Party Votes Percentage +/– Seats +/–
Democratic 1,626,872 62.92% +2.44% 7 +1
Republican 858,406 33.20% -3.74% 1 -1
Libertarian 69,298 2.68% +0.65% -
Green 10,104 0.39% +0.39% -
Others 20,834 0.81% +0.73% -
Totals 2,585,514 100.00% - 8 -


District 1

The redrawn 1st district includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, as well as parts of Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties.[2] Republican Andy Harris, who has represented the 1st district since January 2011, was re-elected by a wide margin.[3]

Wendy Rosen, a businesswoman, sought and received the Democratic nomination.[4] She defeated John LaFerla, an OB/GYN physician and former president of the Kent County Democratic Central Committee; and Kimberley Letke in the primary.[5][6] Former U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil, a Democrat who represented the 1st district from 2009 until 2011, chose not to run.[7]

However, Rosen withdrew from the race on September 10, 2012 after evidence surfaced that she'd voted in both Maryland and Florida in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Rosen had property in Florida, and Maryland law allowed property owners to vote in local elections even if they live elsewhere. However, her Florida voting registration reportedly also gave her access to state and federal elections there, something which was not allowed by Maryland law.[8][9] As the deadline for replacing a candidate on the general election ballot was August 28, members of the Democratic Central Committees of each county in the district had to choose a write-in candidate to run in November. Two potential candidates who indicated an interest were former U.S. Representative Wayne Gilchrest, who represented the 1st district as a Republican from 1991 to 2009, and LaFerla, who finished a close second in the primary.[10][11] LaFerla was then endorsed as the Democratic write-in candidate.

Muir Boda, an asset protection manager, ran as the Libertarian nominee.[12]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Rosen 10,907 43.1%
Democratic John LaFerla 10,850 42.8%
Democratic Kim Letke 3,564 14.1%
Totals 25,321 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andrew P. Harris (inc.) 214,204 63.42% +9.34
Democratic Wendy Rosen 92,812 27.48% -14.50
Democratic John LaFerla (write-in) 14,858 4.40%
Libertarian Muir Wayne Boda 12,857 3.22% -0.57
No party Write-ins 3,029 0.90%
Total votes 337,760 100.00%
Republican hold



District 2

The redrawn 2nd district will include parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties, and parts of the city of Baltimore.[2] Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, who has represented the 2nd district since 2003, will seek re-election.[3]

Vladmir Degen;[15] state delegate Rick Impallaria;[15] state senator Nancy Jacobs;[16] Howard Orton;[15] and Larry Smith, a former aide to 1st district representative Andy Harris,[17] will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Ruppersberger. Leo Dymowski, an Army veteran and attorney, will challenge Dutch Ruppersberger as the Libertarian candidate.[18]

Primary results
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nancy Jacobs 12,372 58.9%
Republican Rick Impallaria 4,998 23.8%
Republican Larry Smith 2,392 11.4%
Republican Howard Orton 500 2.4%
Republican Ray Bly 415 2.0%
Republican Vlad Degen 324 1.5%
Totals 21,001 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 2nd Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (inc.) 194,088 65.59% +1.37
Republican Nancy Jacobs 92,071 33.28% -2.17
Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski 9,344 2.44% +0.72
No party Write-ins 437 0.15%
Total votes 295,940 100.00%
Democratic hold



District 3

The redrawn 3rd district will include parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery counties, and parts of the city of Baltimore.[2] Democrat John Sarbanes, who has represented the 3rd district since 2007, will seek re-election.[3] Dave Lockwood, a management consultant, will challenge Sarbanes in the Democratic primary.[19]

Armand Girard, a retired teacher; Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris, who unsuccessfully challenged Sarbanes as the Republican nominee in 2008 and as a Republican primary candidate in 2010; Eric Delano Knowles, a bartender who unsuccessfully ran for Governor as the Constitution Party candidate in 2010; and Draper Phelps, will seek the Republican nomination.[19] Paul Drgos Jr., a computer programmer, will be challenging John Sarbanes as the Libertarian candidate.[20]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes 32,527 86.4%
Democratic Dave Lockwood 5,111 13.6%
Totals 37,638 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Delano Knowles 6,845 33.5%
Republican Pinkston Harris 5,874 28.7%
Republican Armand Girard 4,809 23.5%
Republican Draper Phelps 2,935 14.3%
Totals 20,463 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 3rd Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Sarbanes (inc.) 213,747 66.82% +5.75
Republican Eric Delano Knowles 94,549 29.56% -6.45
Libertarian Paul R. Drgos, Jr. 11,028 3.45% +1.29
No party Write-ins 535 0.17%
Total votes 319,859 100.00%
Democratic hold



District 4

The redrawn State's Attorney Glenn Ivey had decided to challenge Edwards in the Democratic primary,[23] but ended his campaign in January 2012.[21]

Randy Gearhart, Greg Holmes, Faith Loudon and Charles Shepherd have filed to seek the Republican nomination,[21][24] while Scott Soffen will challenge Donna Edwards after receiving the Libertarian nomination.[25]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Edwards 42,815 91.8%
Democratic George McDermott 2,359 5.1%
Democratic Ian Garner 1,464 3.1%
Totals 46,638 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Faith Loudon 9,175 61.3%
Republican Randy Gearhart 2,977 19.9%
Republican Charles Shepherd 1,443 9.6%
Republican Greg Holmes 1,370 9.2%
Totals 14,965 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 4th Congressional District: 2012[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donna Edwards (inc.) 240,385 77.17% -6.27
Republican Faith M. Loudon 64,560 20.72% +4.33
Libertarian Scott Soffen 6,204 1.99% +1.99
No party Write-ins 363 0.12%
Total votes 311,512 100.00%
Democratic hold



District 5

The redrawn [2] Democrat Steny Hoyer, who has represented the 5th district since 1981, will seek re-election.[3] Cathy Johnson Pendleton, a publishing company founder, challenged Hoyer in the Democratic primary.[26]

David Hill, a motorcycle technician;[26] Glenn Troy Morton, an author;[26] and Tony O'Donnell, the Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates,[27] will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Hoyer. Charles Lollar, who unsuccessfully challenged Hoyer as the Republican nominee in 2010, will not run again.[28]

Arvin Vohra, an educator and entrepreneur, will run against Steny Hoyer as the Libertarian candidate.[29][30] Bob Auerbach will run as the Green candidate.[30] Jeremy Stinson, an unaffiliated candidate, did not secure a ballot nomination and is running as a write-in candidate.[30][31]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer 36,961 84.7%
Democratic Cathy Johnson Pendleton 6,688 15.3%
Totals 43,649 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony O'Donnell 17,329 73.7%
Republican David Hill 3,289 14.0%
Republican Glenn Morton 2,903 12.3%
Totals 23,521 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 238,618 69.40% +5.14
Republican Tony O'Donnell 95,271 27.71% -6.91
Green Bob Auerbach 5,040 1.47% +1.47
Libertarian Arvin Vohra 4,503 1.31% +0.24
No party Write-ins 388 0.11%
Total votes 343,820 100.00%
Democratic hold



District 6

The redrawn 6th district will include Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties, as well as parts of Frederick and Montgomery counties.[2] Republican Roscoe Bartlett, who has represented the 6th district since 1993, will seek re-election.[32] State delegate Kathy Afzali;[33] state senator David R. Brinkley;[34] Robert Coblentz, a systems analyst for the American Public University System and vice president of the Washington County Republican Club;[35] Robin Ficker, a former state delegate and perennial candidate;[36] Peter James, a farmer and Republican nominee for the 4th district in 2008;[37] Joseph Krysztoforski, a retired entrepreneur;[35][37] and Brandon Rippeon, a businessman,[35][38] will challenge Bartlett in the Republican primary. Alex X. Mooney, the chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and a former state senator;[38] Bud Otis, Bartlett's former chief of staff;[3] and state senator Christopher B. Shank,[39] will not run.

John K. Delaney, a commercial banker,[40] won the Democratic primary over Charles Bailey;[37] state senator Robert J. Garagiola;[36][41] Ron Little, a member of the Montgomery County Board of Social Services;[37] and Milad Pooran, a doctor and Air Force veteran.[42] Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan will not run.[43] Duchy Trachtenberg, a former member of the Montgomery County Council, had planned to run,[32] but ended her bid in January 2012 because of health issues.[40] Nickolaus Mueller will run as the Libertarian candidate.[44]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney 20,414 54.2%
Democratic Rob Garagiola 10,981 29.1%
Democratic Milad Pooran 3,590 9.5%
Democratic Charles Bailey 1,572 4.2%
Democratic Ron Little 1,131 3.0%
Totals 37,688 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roscoe Bartlett 17,600 43.6%
Republican David Brinkley 7,987 19.8%
Republican Kathy Afzali 4,115 10.2%
Republican Joseph Krysztoforski 3,073 7.6%
Republican Robin Ficker 2,854 7.1%
Republican Brandon Rippeon 2,843 7.0%
Republican Robert Coblentz 970 2.4%
Republican Peter James 933 2.3%
Totals 40,375 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 6th Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Delaney 181,921 58.77% +25.55
Republican Roscoe Bartlett (inc.) 117,313 37.90% -23.55
Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller 9,916 3.20% +0.39
No party Write-ins 399 0.13%
Total votes 309,549 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican



Endorsements

John Delaney was endorsed by The Washington Post on October 4, 2012.[45]

External links
Roscoe Bartlett
  • Roscoe Bartlett for Congress official campaign site
John Delaney



District 7

The redrawn 7th district will include parts of Baltimore and Howard counties, and parts of the city of Baltimore.[2] Democrat Elijah Cummings, who has represented the 7th district since 1996, will seek re-election.[3] Frank Mirabile will challenge him after winning the Republican nomination, as well as Ronald Owens-Bey, who also ran as the Libertarian candidate during the United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2008.[44]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings 49,625 92.8%
Democratic Charles Smith 2,438 4.6%
Democratic Ty Busch 1,396 2.6%
Totals 53,459 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Mirabile 10,849 69.8%
Republican Justin Kinsey 4,695 30.2%
Totals 15,544 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 7th Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Elijah Cummings (inc.) 247,770 76.52% +1.34
Republican Frank C. Mirabile 67,405 20.82% -2.02
Libertarian Ronald M. Owens-Bey 8,211 2.54% +0.66
No party Write-ins 432 0.13%
Total votes 323,818 100.00%
Democratic hold



District 8

The redrawn [37]

Gus Alzona, an accountant; Shelly Skolnick, an attorney; Ken Timmerman, an author and reporter; and Dave Wallace, a businessman, will seek the Republican nomination. Attorney Mark Grannis will again challenge Green Party.[37]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Van Hollen 35,989 92.2%
Democratic George English 3,041 7.8%
Totals 39,030 100%
Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Timmerman 13,340 46.2%
Republican Dave Wallace 9,319 32.3%
Republican Shelly Skolnick 3,671 12.7%
Republican Gus Alzona 2,542 8.8%
Totals 28,872 100%


General Election Results
Maryland's 8th Congressional District: 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chris Van Hollen (inc.) 217,531 63.37% -9.90
Republican Ken Timmerman 113,033 32.93% +7.93
Libertarian Mark Grannis 7,235 2.11% +0.82
Green George Gluck 5,064 1.48% +1.48
No party Write-ins 393 0.11%
Total votes 343,256 100.00%
Democratic hold



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External links

  • Maryland State Board of Elections
  • United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012 at Ballotpedia
  • Maryland U.S. House at OurCampaigns.com
  • Campaign contributions for U.S. Congressional races in Maryland at OpenSecrets.org
  • Outside spending at the Sunlight Foundation
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