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United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2016
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Maryland's eight 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 1,636,281 962,307
Percentage 60.43% 35.54%
Swing Increase 2.99% Decrease 5.82%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland were held on November 8, 2016, 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 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on April 26.

Contents

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2016[1]
Party Votes Percentage +/– Seats +/–
Democratic 1,636,281 60.43% +2.99% 7 -
Republican 962,307 35.54% -5.82% 1 -
Libertarian 60,492 2.23% +1.71% -
Green 44,405 1.64% +1.10% -
Others 4,260 0.16% +0.02% -
Totals 2,707,745 100.00% - 8 -


District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland as well as parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties. The incumbent is Republican Andrew P. Harris, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 70% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+14.

Harris had considered a run for the U.S. Senate, but chose to seek reelection.[2]

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Harris (Incumbent) 79,497 78.38
Republican Michael Smigiel 10,897 10.75
Republican Jonathan Marvin Goff, Jr. 6,135 6.05
Republican Sean M. Jackson 4,891 4.82
Total votes 101,420 100

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Jim Ireton, Salisbury City Councilman and former Mayor of Salisbury[7]
  • Joe Werner, attorney[3]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Werner 29,729 51.01
Democratic Jim Ireton 28,547 48.99
Total votes 58,276 100

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Matt Beers[3]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 1st Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Harris (Incumbent) 242,574 67.0%
Democratic Joe Werner 103,622 28.6%
Libertarian Matt Beers 15,370 4.2%
No party Write-ins 531 0.1%
Total votes 362,097 100
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district includes parts of Howard, Harford, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore. The incumbent is Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 61% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+10.

Ruppersberger considered running for the U.S. Senate, but chose to seek reelection.[9]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (Incumbent) 89,820 100
Total votes 89,820 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat McDonough 28,397 71.42
Republican Carl Magee, Jr. 4,195 10.55
Republican Bill Heine 3,203 8.05
Republican Yuripzy Morgan 2,257 5.68
Republican Mark Shell 1,709 4.30
Total votes 39,761 100

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Kristin Kasprzak[3]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 2nd Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dutch Ruppersberger (Incumbent) 192,183 62.1%
Republican Pat McDonough 102,577 33.1%
Libertarian Kristin S. Kasprzak 14,128 4.6%
No party Write-ins 592 0.2%
Total votes 309,480 100
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district includes parts of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the City of Baltimore. The incumbent is Democrat John Sarbanes, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+9.

Sarbanes considered running for the U.S. Senate, but has decided to run for re-election instead.[11] 2014 primary challenger Matthew Molyett had filed to run again, but has since withdrawn.[3]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Matthew Molyett[3]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes (Incumbent) 101,355 87.17
Democratic John Rea 14,917 12.83
Total votes 116,272 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Plaster 25,455 63.61
Republican Thomas Harris 14,564 36.39
Total votes 40,019 100

Green Party[edit]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sarbanes (Incumbent) 214,640 63.2%
Republican Mark Plaster 115,048 33.9%
Green Nnabu Eze 9,461 2.8%
Democratic Ann Dalrymple (Write In) 63 0.0%
No party Write-ins 463 0.1%
Total votes 339,675 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district includes parts of Prince George's, and Anne Arundel counties. The incumbent is Democrat Donna Edwards, who has represented the district since 2008. She was re-elected with 70% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+26. Edwards did not run for reelection, so that she could run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring.[14] On April 26, 2016 Edwards lost the primary to Chris Van Hollen.[15]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Anthony Brown
Organizations
Dereck Davis
Individuals
Glenn Ivey
Individuals
Organizations
Joseline Peña-Melnyk
Individuals

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony G. Brown 47,678 41.60
Democratic Glenn Ivey 38,966 33.99
Democratic Joseline Peña-Melnyk 21,724 18.95
Democratic Warren Christopher 3,973 3.47
Democratic Matthew Fogg 1,437 1.25
Democratic Terence Strait 845 0.74
Total votes 114,623 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Robert Broadus, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012[3]
  • Rob Buck[3]
  • George McDermott, perennial candidate[3]
  • David Therrien[3]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George McDermott 10,882 45.76
Republican David Therrien 6,219 26.15
Republican Robert Broadus 3,977 16.72
Republican Rob Buck 2,703 11.37
Total votes 23,781 100

Green Party[edit]

  • Kamesha Clark[3]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 4th Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony G. Brown 237,501 74.1%
Republican George E. McDermott 68,670 21.4%
Green Kamesha T. Clark 8,204 2.6%
Libertarian Benjamin Lee Krause 5,744 1.8%
Democratic Adrian Petrus (Write-in) 18 0.0%
No party Write-ins 513 0.2%
Total votes 320,650 100
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district includes all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. The incumbent is Democrat Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip, who has represented the district since 1981. He was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+14.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (Incumbent) 83,787 75.89
Democratic Kristin Beck 13,320 12.06
Democratic Debbie Wilson 13,304 12.05
Total votes 110,411 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Mark Arness, physician and candidate for this seat in 2014[3]
  • Charles Sam Faddis, retired CIA officer[3][41]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Arness 22,613 53.26
Republican Charles Sam Faddis 19,846 46.74
Total votes 42,459 100

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 5th Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (Incumbent) 242,989 67.4%
Republican Mark Arness 105,931 29.4%
Libertarian Jason Summers 11,078 3.1%
No party Write-ins 636 0.2%
Total votes 360,634 100
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district includes the entire Maryland Panhandle including all of Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties as well as portions of Montgomery and Frederick counties. The incumbent is Democrat John Delaney, who has represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 50% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+4.

Delaney considered running for the U.S. Senate, but chose to seek reelection.[42]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney (Incumbent) 69,343 84.92
Democratic Tony Puca 12,317 15.08
Total votes 81,660 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Dave Vogt

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amie Hoeber 17,967 29.32
Republican Terry L. Baker 13,837 22.58
Republican Frank Howard 10,677 17.42
Republican Robin Ficker 7,014 11.45
Republican David E. Vogt, III 5,774 9.42
Republican Christopher James Mason 2,590 4.23
Republican Scott Cheng 2,303 3.76
Republican Harold Painter 1,117 1.82
Total votes 61,279 100

Green Party[edit]

  • George Gluck[3]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Delaney (D)
Amie
Hoeber (R)
Other Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang May 23–25, 2016 400 ± 5.0% 59% 31% 10%

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 6th Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Delaney (Incumbent) 185,770 56.0%
Republican Amie Hoeber 133,081 40.1%
Libertarian David L. Howser 6,889 2.1%
Green George Gluck 5,824 1.8%
Write-in Ted Athey 103 0.0%
No party Write-ins 306 0.1%
Total votes 331,973 100
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district includes just over half of the City of Baltimore, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland. The incumbent is Democrat Elijah Cummings, who has represented the district since 1996. He was re-elected with 70% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+24.

Cummings considered running for the U.S. Senate, but chose to seek reelection.[58]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrawn
Declined

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings (Incumbent) 130,555 92.05
Democratic Adrian Petrus 11,272 7.95
Total votes 141,827 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Ray Bly, perennial candidate[3]
  • Wayne T. Newton[3]
  • Corrogan Vaughn, perennial candidate[3]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 10,645 41.59
Republican Wayne T. Newton 10,599 41.41
Republican Ray Bly 4,351 17.00
Total votes 25,595 100

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Scott Soffen[3]

Green Party[edit]

  • Myles Hoenig[3]

Independents[edit]

  • Andre Odell Kersey[3]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 7th Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elijah Cummings (Incumbent) 238,838 74.9%
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 69,556 21.8%
Green Myles B. Hoenig 9,715 3.0%
Republican Wayne T. Newton (Write In) 202 0.1%
Republican Michael T. Pearson (Write In) 17 0.0%
No party Write-ins 584 0.2%
Total votes 318,912 100
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The 8th district includes parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties. The incumbent is Democrat Chris Van Hollen, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 61% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+11.

Van Hollen did not run for reelection, so that he could run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring.[62]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrawn
  • Valerie Ervin, former Montgomery County Councilwoman[74][75]
Declined
Endorsements[edit]
Kumar Barve
Federal politicians
State politicians
Will Jawando
Federal politicians
Kathleen Matthews
Federal politicians
Jamie Raskin
Federal politicians
State politicians
Newspapers
Joel Rubin
Federal politicians

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Raskin 43,776 33.57
Democratic David Trone 35,400 27.15
Democratic Kathleen Matthews 31,186 23.92
Democratic Ana Sol Gutierrez 7,185 5.51
Democratic William Jawando 6,058 4.65
Democratic Kumar Barve 3,149 2.41
Democratic David M. Anderson 1,511 1.16
Democratic Joel Rubin 1,426 1.09
Democratic Dan Bolling 712 0.54
Total votes 130,403 100

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Dan Cox[3]
  • Jeffrey W. Jones[3]
  • Liz Matory, business consultant and Democratic candidate for State Delegate in 2014[3]
  • Aryeh Shudofsky[3]
  • Shelly Skolnick[3]
Declined
  • Augustus Alzona, tax consultant, candidate for Comptroller of Maryland in 2002, and candidate for MD-08 in 2012[97]
  • James Calderwood, attorney, chair of the Maryland Transportation Commission and founding director of the Maryland Public Policy Institute[97][98]
  • Bill Day, attorney[97]
  • Frank Howard, businessman and 2014 State Senate candidate (running for District 6 instead)[49][67]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Cox 20,647 44.36
Republican Jeffrey W. Jones 9,343 20.08
Republican Liz Matory 7,295 15.67
Republican Shelly Skolnick 5,835 12.54
Republican Aryeh Shudofsky 3,421 7.35
Total votes 46,541 100

Green Party[edit]

  • Nancy Wallace.[99]

Primary results[edit]

Green primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Nancy Wallace 45 85
Green Elizabeth Croyden 6 11
Green Charles Galloway 2 4
Total votes 53 100

Independents[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Liz Matory, business consultant and Democratic candidate for State Delegate in 2014 (running as a Republican)[100][101][102]

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

Maryland's 8th Congressional District, 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Raskin 220,657 60.6%
Republican Dan Cox 124,651 34.2%
Green Nancy Wallace 11,201 3.1%
Libertarian Jasen Wunder 7,283 2.0%
Independent Kevin Levester Little 5 0.0%
No party Write-ins 527 0.1%
Total votes 364,324 100
Democratic hold

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