2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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2018 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 7 1
Seats won 7 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,493,047 737,906
Percentage 65.30% 32.28%
Swing Increase4.87% Decrease3.26%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland were held on November 6, 2018, electing 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 gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2016[1]
Party Votes Percentage +/– Seats +/–
Democratic 1,493,047 65.30% +4.87% 7 -
Republican 737,906 32.28% -3.26% 1 -
Libertarian 43,005 1.88% -0.35% -
Green 10,261 0.45% -1.19% -
Others 2,065 0.09% -0.07% -
Totals 2,286,284 100.00% - 8 -
Popular vote
Democratic
65.30%
Republican
32.28%
Other
2.43%
House seats
Democratic
87.50%
Republican
12.50%

By district[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland by district:[2]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 116,631 38.09% 183,662 59.98% 5,893 1.93% 306,186 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 167,201 66.01% 77,782 30.71% 8,319 3.28% 253,302 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 202,407 69.11% 82,774 28.26% 7,699 2.63% 292,880 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 4 209,642 78.05% 53,327 19.85% 5,614 2.09% 268,583 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 5 213,796 70.28% 82,361 27.07% 8,052 2.65% 304,209 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 6 163,346 58.95% 105,209 37.97% 8,529 3.08% 277,084 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 7 202,345 76.44% 56,266 21.26% 6,099 2.30% 264,710 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 8 217,679 68.17% 96,525 30.23% 5,126 1.61% 319,330 100.0% Democratic Hold
Total 1,493,047 65.30% 737,906 32.28% 55,331 2.42% 2,286,284 100.0%

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Andy Harris, who has represented the district since 2011. Harris was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2016.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee included Maryland's 1st congressional district on its initial list of Republican-held seats considered targets in 2018.[3][4]

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Michael Brown
  • Jesse Colvin, Army Ranger[5]
  • Allison Galbraith, small business owner[6]
  • Erik Lane
  • Michael Pullen, former attorney[7]
  • Steve Worton[8]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesse Colvin 13,599 38.1
Democratic Allison Galbraith 9,977 28.0
Democratic Michael Brown 5,354 15.0
Democratic Michael Pullen 4,569 12.8
Democratic Steve Worton 1,377 3.9
Democratic Erik Lane 773 2.2
Total votes 35,649 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Martin Elborn, law enforcement[9]
  • Andy Harris, incumbent
  • Lamont Taylor, small businessman[10]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Harris (incumbent) 47,590 85.8
Republican Martin Elborn 5,429 9.8
Republican Lamont Taylor 2,419 4.4
Total votes 55,438 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Harris (incumbent) 183,662 60.0
Democratic Jesse Colvin 116,631 38.1
Libertarian Jenica Martin 5,744 1.9
n/a Write-ins 149 0.0
Total votes 306,186 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, who has represented the district since 2003. Ruppersberger was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (incumbent) 45,674 78.2
Democratic Jake Pretot 12,738 21.8
Total votes 58,412 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Liz Matory, small business owner[11]
  • Hubert Owens Jr.
  • Mark Shell
  • Mitchell Toland Jr.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Liz Matory 7,137 42.0
Republican Mark Shell 4,048 23.8
Republican Mitchell Toland Jr. 2,921 17.2
Republican Hubert Owens Jr. 2,903 17.1
Total votes 17,009 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (incumbent) 167,201 66.0
Republican Liz Matory 77,782 30.7
Libertarian Michael Carney 5,215 2.1
Green Guillaume "Guy" Mimoun 2,904 1.1
n/a Write-ins 200 0.1
Total votes 253,302 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat John Sarbanes, who has represented the district since 2007. Sarbanes was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes (incumbent) 61,203 82.4
Democratic Adam DeMarco 6,350 8.5
Democratic John Rea 2,180 2.9
Democratic Eduardo Rosas 4,568 6.1
Total votes 74,301 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Charles Anthony
  • Rob Seyfferth[15]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Anthony 6,648 43.5
Republican Thomas Harris 5,528 36.1
Republican Rob Seyfferth 3,121 20.4
Total votes 15,297 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes (incumbent) 202,407 69.1
Republican Charles Anthony 82,774 28.3
Libertarian J. David Lashar 7,476 2.6
n/a Write-ins 223 0.1
Total votes 292,880 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Anthony G. Brown, who has represented the district since 2017. Brown was elected with 74% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony G. Brown (incumbent) 76,761 100.0
Total votes 76,761 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • George McDermott

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George McDermott 11,989 100.0
Total votes 11,989 100.0

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Dave Bishop
Dave Bishop

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony G. Brown (incumbent) 209,642 78.1
Republican George McDermott 53,327 19.9
Libertarian Dave Bishop 5,326 2.0
n/a Write-ins 288 0.1
Total votes 268,583 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Steny Hoyer, who has represented the district since 1981. Hoyer was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (incumbent) 69,834 84.2
Democratic Dennis Fritz 13,056 15.8
Total votes 82,890 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Devine III 10,963 57.5
Republican Johnny Rice 8,095 42.5
Total votes 19,058 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (incumbent) 213,796 70.3
Republican William Devine III 82,361 27.1
Green Patrick Elder 4,082 1.3
Libertarian Jacob Pulcher 3,592 1.2
n/a Write-ins 279 0.1
Republican Johnny Rice (write-in) 99 0.0
Total votes 304,479 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat John Delaney, who has represented the district since 2013. Delaney was re-elected with 56% of the vote in 2016.

Delaney later retired to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2020.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Trone 22,855 40.4
Democratic Aruna Miller 17,311 30.6
Democratic Nadia Hashimi 5,871 10.4
Democratic Roger Manno 5,788 10.2
Democratic Andrew J. Duck 2,758 4.9
Democratic Chris Graves 900 1.6
Democratic George English 577 1.0
Democratic Christopher Hearsey 479 0.8
Total votes 56,539 100

Republican primary[edit]

  • Kurt Elsasser, former U.S. Marine[25]
  • Amie Hoeber, former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army[26]
  • Lisa Lloyd, nurse practitioner[27]
  • Brad Rohrs, realtor

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amie Hoeber 18,751 68.1
Republican Lisa Lloyd 4,884 17.7
Republican Kurt Elsasser 2,390 8.7
Republican Brad Rohrs 1,528 5.5
Total votes 27,373 100.0

Endorsements[edit]

Roger Manno
Organizations
Aruna Miller
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State-level officials
State legislators
Organizations

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Trone 163,346 59.0
Republican Amie Hoeber 105,209 38.0
Libertarian Kevin Caldwell 4,972 1.8
Green George Gluck 3,275 1.2
n/a Write-ins 282 0.1
Total votes 277,084 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The incumbent was Elijah Cummings until October 17th, 2019. He had represented the district since 1996. Cummings was re-elected with 76.4% of the vote in 2018.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Anthony Carter, Sr.
  • Elijah Cummings, incumbent representative
  • John Moser
  • Charles Smith
  • Charles Stokes

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings (incumbent) 77,110 91.5
Democratic Anthony Carter, Sr. 2,143 2.5
Democratic John Moser 2,134 2.5
Democratic Charles Stokes 2,130 2.5
Democratic Charles Smith 771 0.9
Total votes 84,288 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Ray Bly
  • Richmond Davis, attorney
  • Thomas Harris
  • William Newton[29]
  • Michael Pearson

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richmond Davis 3,421 31.2
Republican Michael Pearson 3,283 29.9
Republican William Newton 2,451 22.3
Republican Ray Bly 1,821 16.6
Total votes 10,976 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings (incumbent) 202,345 76.4
Republican Richmond Davis 56,266 21.3
Libertarian David Griggs 5,827 2.2
n/a Write-ins 272 0.1
Total votes 264,710 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Jamie Raskin, who has represented the district since 2017. Raskin was elected with 61% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Raskin (incumbent) 74,303 90.5
Democratic Summer Spring 4,759 5.8
Democratic Utam Paul 3,032 3.7
Total votes 82,094 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Bridgette Cooper
  • John Walsh
  • Victor Williams

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Walsh 8,686 45.1
Republican Bridgette Cooper 5,995 31.2
Republican Victor Williams 4,558 23.7
Total votes 19,239 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Raskin (incumbent) 217,679 68.2
Republican John Walsh 96,525 30.2
Libertarian Jasen Wunder 4,853 1.5
n/a Write-ins 273 0.1
Total votes 319,330 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates
Official campaign websites for fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites for fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites for sixth district candidates
Official campaign websites for seventh district candidates
Official campaign websites for eighth district candidates