Maryland Resources

Population: 6,006,401 (2015)

Filing deadline: Feb. 27, 2018.

Primary: June 26, 2018.

Maryland (D+10) is a former swing state that has turned decidedly to the left the last few decades. It is 57% White, 28% Black, 7% Hispanic and 6% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 10. Mary­land is solidly Democratic in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Ben Cardin

Senator class 1: Ben Cardin (D)
Committees: Foreign Relations (Ranking), Small Business, Finance, Environment.

Democratic nominee: Ben Cardin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Lawyer Ben Cardin (b.1943) served in the House for 20 years before getting elected to the Senate in 2006. He won 56% in 2012.

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Chris Van Hollen

Senator class 3: Chris Van Hollen (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Banking & Housing, Budget, Agriculture.

Democratic nominee: Chris Van Hollen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
Lawyer, State Senator and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (b.1959) held the seat for the Dems with 60% in 2016.

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Representatives: 8 Representatives; 7 Democrats, 1 Republican.

Andy Harris

District 1
Representative: Andy Harris (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Andy Harris

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+14) covers eastern and northeastern portions of the state, including the whole Eastern Shore area along Chesapeake Bay. It is 83% White and 11% Black. Physician and State Senator Andy Harris (b.1957) was first elected in 2010 and won 68% in 2016.

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Dutch Ruppersberger

District 2
Representative: Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Dutch Rup­pers­berger
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+10) covers northern and central areas, including a small share of Baltimore. It is 58% White and 30% Black. Lawyer and County Commissioner Dutch Ruppersberger (b.1946) was first elected in 2002 and won 62% in 2016.

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John Sarbanes

District 3 Representative: John Sarbanes (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: John Sar­banes
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+9) contains central areas, including Annapolis and parts of Baltimore. It is 66% White and 19% Black. Lawyer John Sarbanes (b.1962), the son of a former senator, was first elected in 2006 and won 63% in 2016.

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Anthony Brown

District 4
Representative: Anthony Brown (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Ethics, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Anthony Brown
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+26) covers the area between Baltimore and Annapolis and stretches southwest to take in suburbs of Washington DC. It is 29% White, 54% Black and 13% Hispanic. The Dems held the seat with former LG and losing gubernatorial nominee in 2014, lawyer and veteran Anthony Brown (b.1961), who won 74% in 2016.

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Steny Hoyer

District 5
Representative: Steny Hoyer (D)
Committees: None.

Democratic nominee: Steny Hoyer
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+14) covers the southern parts of Maryland and is 52% White and 35% Black. Lawyer Steny Hoyer (b.1939) was first elected in a special election in 1981 and won 67% in 2016. He is the Democrats’ Chief Whip.

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John Delaney

District 6
Representative: John Delaney (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Aug 8, 2017:
The district (D+4) contains the northwestern areas of the state, including the long, thin arm north of West Virginia. It is 66% White, 10% Black, 10% Hispanic and 10% Asian. Businessman John Delaney (b.1963) beat an incumbent Republican in 2012, and won 56% in 2016. He is not running again in 2016, but is pondering a presidential run in 2020.

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Elijah Cummings

District 7
Representative: Elijah Cummings (D)
Committees: Oversight (Ranking), Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Elijah Cum­mings
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+24) contains most of Baltimore and suburbs to the north and west. It is 36% White and 53% Black. Lawyer and State Representative Elijah Cummings (b.1951) was first elected in a special election in 1996 and won 59% in 2016.

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Jamie Raskin

District 8
Representative: Jamie Raskin (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Administration, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Jamie Raskin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+11) stretches from the northern suburbs of Washington DC up to the Pennsylvania border. It is 65% White, 10% Black, 10% Hispanic and 10% Asian. The Democrats held the seat with State Senator Jamie Raskin (b.1962), who won 61% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The third Wednesday of January.

The Governor of Maryland is term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, s/he can run for 2 x 4 more years. There are no term limits for the other State Offices in Maryland.

Larry Hogan

Governor: Larry Hogan (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Larry Hogan

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The Republicans surprised everybody by winning this state in 2014, with 51%. Businessman and former State Cabinet Secretary Larry Hogan (b.1956) will probably have a hard time holding on, even if he’s very popular at the moment.

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Boyd Rutherford

Lieutenant Governor: Boyd Rutherford (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Boyd Rutherford

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The LG is picked by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. Hogan chose businessman and lawyer Boyd Rutherford (b.1957).

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Peter Franchot

Comptroller: Peter Fran­chot (D)

Democratic nominee: Peter Fran­chot
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Lawyer and State Representative Peter Fran­chot (b.1947) was first elected in 2006 and took 63% in 2014.

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Brian Frosh

Attorney General­: Brian Frosh (D)

Democratic nominee: Brian Frosh
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Brian Frosh (b.1946) held the office for the Democrats with 56% in 2014.

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State Senate: 47 (33D / 14R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 141 (90D / 51R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2018.

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