United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2018

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United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2018
Maryland
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All 8 Maryland seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 7 1

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland will be held on November 6, 2018, electing the nine U.S. Representatives from the State of Maryland, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. The elections will coincide 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.

District 1[edit]

The 1st congressional district encompasses the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, including Salisbury, as well as parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties. The incumbent is Republican Andrew P. Harris, who was first elected in 2010. Harris was reelected in 2016 with 67.0% of the vote. The PVI for the first district is R+14.

Harris is being challenged in the Republican primary by small businessman Lamont Taylor.[1] Two candidates so far have declared for the Democratic primary.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Lamont Taylor, small businessman[1]
Potential

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Allison Galbraith, small business owner[2]
  • Michael Pullen, former attorney[3]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd congressional district comprises parts of Howard, Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore. The seat is currently represented by Dutch Ruppersberger (D) and its PVI is D+11. Ruppersberger has represented the second district since 2003, and won reelection in 2016 with 62.1% of the vote.

District 3[edit]

The 3rd congressional district comprises portions of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the independent city of Baltimore. The seat is currently represented by John Sarbanes, a Democrat. Landmarks in the district include Fort McHenry and the state capital, Annapolis. Its PVI is D+13, and Sarbanes has represented the district since 2007, winning reelection in 2016 with 63.2% of the vote.

District 4[edit]

The 4th congressional district comprises portions of Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County. The seat is represented by Anthony G. Brown, a Democrat. The district is located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Brown, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, was elected in 2016 with 74.1% of the vote, and the district's PVI is D+28.

Brown is being challenged in the Democratic primary by naval reservist Thereasa Black.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Thereasa Black, naval reservist[4]
Potential

District 5[edit]

The 5th congressional district comprises all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. The district is currently represented by Democrat Steny Hoyer, the current House Minority Whip. Its PVI is D+16, and Hoyer was reelected with 67.4% of the vote in 2016.

District 6[edit]

The 6th congressional district comprises all of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties as well as portions of Montgomery and Frederick counties. The seat is currently represented by John Delaney (D). Delaney was reelected with 56% of the vote in 2016, and the district's PVI is D+6.

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

Democratic primary[edit]

Five candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination.

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Republican primary[edit]

Only one Republican, Mathew Mossburg, has declared for this race so far.

Candidates[edit]

Declared


In addition, Green George Gluck, the Green candidate in 2016, is running again.[11]

Libertarian primary[edit]

One candidate is running under the Libertarian banner.

Candidates[edit]

Declared

District 7[edit]

The 7th congressional district encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County. The district was created following the census of 1950, which gave Maryland one additional representative in the House. It has been drawn as a majority-African American district since 1973. The incumbent is Elijah Cummings, who was reelected with 74.9% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is D+26.

Cummings is running for re-election.[13]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

District 8[edit]

The 8th congressional district stretches from the northern Washington, D.C. suburbs north towards the Pennsylvania border. The district is currently represented by Democrat Jamie Raskin. Raskin was elected for the first time in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote. The district's PVI is D+14.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrews, Abby (March 9, 2017). "Caroline County man files to run for U.S. Congress". Times-Record. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bossert, Brandon (2017-05-13). "Galbraith announces run for Congress". WMDT. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  3. ^ Polk, Chris (August 14, 2017). "Michael Pullen announces congressional run". Dorchester Star. Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Miner, Ryan (June 4, 2017). "Naval reservist set to run against Anthony Brown in MD-4". A Miner Detail. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ Gaines, Danielle E. (June 7, 2017). "Frederick County resident Andrew Duck kicks off 6th District race". Frederick News-Post. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Miner, Ryan (September 16, 2017). "DNadia Hashimi is running for Congress in CD-6". A Miner Detail. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ Fritze, John (August 2, 2017). "Roger Manno announces bid for Rep. John Delaney's seat in Congress". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "It's official: Aruna Miller is running for Congress from Maryland's 6th district". The American Bazaar. July 28, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ Portnoy, Jenna (August 2, 2017). "David Trone jumps into race to succeed John Delaney in the U.S. House". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ Baker, Tamela (August 2, 2017). "Former GOP lawmaker seeks Delaney's congressional seat". Harold-Mail Media. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ McManus, Kevin (June 10, 2017). "Green Party Candidate Running in 6th Congressional District". WFMD. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ https://www.electkevincaldwell.com/
  13. ^ Miller, Joshua (June 28, 2017). "Cambridge councilor plans to challenge Capuano". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites for sixth district candidates
Official campaign websites for seventh district candidates