2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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All 8 Maryland seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 2
Seats won 7 1
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,626,872 858,406
Percentage 62.92% 33.20%
Swing Increase2.44% Decrease3.74%

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[edit]

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 -
Popular vote
Democratic
62.92%
Republican
33.20%
Libertarian
2.68%
Green
0.39%
Others
0.81%
House seats
Democratic
87.50%
Republican
12.50%


District 1[edit]

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]

Muir Boda, an asset protection manager, ran as the Libertarian nominee.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Rosen won the primary, 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.[5][6] 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.[7][8] LaFerla was then endorsed as the Democratic write-in candidate.

Candidates
  • Wendy Rosen, businesswoman[9]
  • John LaFerla, OB/GYN physician and former president of the Kent County Democratic Central Committee
  • Kimberley Letke[10][11]
  • Wendy Rosen, businesswoman[12]
Declined
  • Frank Kratovil, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 2009 to 2011[13]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Rosen 10,907 43.1
Democratic John LaFerla 10,850 42.8
Democratic Kim Letke 3,564 14.1
Total votes 25,321 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Harris (incumbent) 44,599 100.0
Total votes 11,989 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 1st congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew P. Harris (incumbent) 214,204 63.4
Democratic Wendy Rosen 92,812 27.5
Democratic John LaFerla (write-in) 14,858 4.4
Libertarian Muir Wayne Boda 12,857 3.8
n/a Write-ins 3,029 0.9
Total votes 337,760 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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] Leo Dymowski, an army veteran and attorney, will challenge Dutch Ruppersberger as the Libertarian candidate.[16]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (incumbent) 26,465 100.0
Total votes 26,465 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
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
Total votes 21,001 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 2nd congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (incumbent) 194,088 65.6
Republican Nancy Jacobs 92,071 31.1
Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski 9,344 3.2
n/a Write-ins 437 0.1
Total votes 295,940 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

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]

Paul Drgos Jr., a computer programmer, will be challenging John Sarbanes as the Libertarian candidate.[20]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates
  • Dave Lockwood, management consultant[21]
  • John Sarbanes, incumbent

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes 32,527 86.4
Democratic Dave Lockwood 5,111 13.6
Total votes 37,638 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
  • Armand Girard, retired teacher
  • Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris, 2008 Republican nominee and 2010 Republican candidate for Maryland's 3rd congressional district
  • Eric Delano Knowles, bartender and 2010 Constitution Party Maryland gubernatorial candidate
  • Draper Phelps,[21]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
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
Total votes 20,463 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 3rd congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes (incumbent) 213,747 66.8
Republican Eric Delano Knowles 94,549 29.6
Libertarian Paul R. Drgos, Jr. 11,028 3.4
n/a Write-ins 535 0.2
Total votes 319,859 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The redrawn 4th district will include parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[2] Democrat Donna Edwards, who has represented the 4th district since 2008, will seek re-election.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates
  • Donna Edwards, incumbent
  • Ian Garner
  • George McDermott[22]
Withdrew
Declined
  • Jaime Benoit, Anne Arundel County councilman[24]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Edwards (incumbent) 42,815 91.8
Democratic George McDermott 2,359 5.1
Democratic Ian Garner 1,464 3.1
Total votes 46,638 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
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
Total votes 14,965 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 4th congressional district, 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Edwards (incumbent) 240,385 77.2
Republican Faith M. Loudon 64,560 20.7
Libertarian Scott Soffen 6,204 2.0
n/a Write-ins 363 0.1
Total votes 311,512 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The redrawn 5th district will include Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, as well as parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[2] Democrat Steny Hoyer, who has represented the 5th district since 1981, will seek re-election.[3]

Arvin Vohra, an educator and entrepreneur, will run against Steny Hoyer as the Libertarian candidate.[25][26] Bob Auerbach will run as the Green candidate.[26] Jeremy Stinson, an unaffiliated candidate, did not secure a ballot nomination and is running as a write-in candidate.[26]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates
  • Steny Hoyer, incumbent
  • Cathy Johnson Pendleton, publishing company founder[27]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer 36,961 84.7
Democratic Cathy Johnson Pendleton 6,688 15.3
Total votes 43,649 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
Declined
  • Charles Lollar, 2010 Republican nominee for Maryland's 5th congressional district[29]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
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
Total votes 23,521 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 5th congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (incumbent) 238,618 69.4
Republican Tony O'Donnell 95,271 27.7
Green Bob Auerbach 5,040 1.5
Libertarian Arvin Vohra 4,503 1.3
n/a Write-ins 388 0.1
Total votes 343,820 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The redrawn 6th district was set to 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, sought re-election.[30]

Nickolaus Mueller ran as the Libertarian candidate.[31]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates
Declined
  • Mark Shriver, state delegate had also considered seeking the Democratic nomination.[30]
  • Doug Duncan, former Montgomery County Executive[37]
Withdrew
  • Duchy Trachtenberg, former member of the Montgomery County Council[30][32]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
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
Total votes 37,688 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
Declined

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roscoe Bartlett 17,600 43.6
Republican David R. 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
Total votes 40,375 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 6th congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney 181,921 58.8
Republican Roscoe Bartlett (incumbent) 117,313 37.9
Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller 9,916 3.2
n/a Write-ins 399 0.1
Total votes 309,549 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 7[edit]

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.[31]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings 49,625 92.8
Democratic Charles Smith 2,438 4.6
Democratic Ty Busch 1,396 2.6
Total votes 53,459 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Mirabile 10,849 69.8
Republican Justin Kinsey 4,695 30.2
Total votes 15,544 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 7th congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings (incumbent) 247,770 76.5
Republican Frank C. Mirabile 67,405 20.8
Libertarian Ronald M. Owens-Bey 8,211 2.5
n/a Write-ins 432 0.1
Total votes 323,818 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The redrawn 8th district will include parts of Carroll, Frederick, and Montgomery counties.[2] Democrat Chris Van Hollen, who has represented the 8th district since 2003, will seek re-election.

Attorney Mark Grannis will again challenge Chris Van Hollen as the Libertarian candidate after running previously in the United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2010.[43]George Gluck, a computer consultant, will run as a candidate of the Green Party.[33]

Democratic primary[edit]

  • George English, retired economist[33]
  • Chris Van Hollen, incumbent

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Van Hollen (incumbent) 35,989 92.2
Democratic George English 3,041 7.8
Total votes 39,030 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates
  • Gus Alzona, accountant
  • Shelly Skolnick, attorney
  • Ken Timmerman, author and reporter
  • Dave Wallace, businessman

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
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
Total votes 28,872 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 8th congressional district, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Van Hollen (incumbent) 217,531 63.4
Republican Ken Timmerman 113,033 32.9
Libertarian Mark Grannis 7,235 2.1
Green George Gluck 5,064 1.5
n/a Write-ins 393 0.1
Total votes 343,256 100.0
Democratic hold

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