Maryland election: How well do you know the candidates?

How much do you know about the candidates running for statewide office in Tuesday’s Maryland primary? Here’s a chance to find out. Most, but not all, of the answers can be found in our coverage of the races, which you can find here. If you get at least eight of the 15 questions right, we would say you are extremely well-versed in Maryland political trivia. Eleven of 15 and you're a statehouse savant. And 13 or more correct answers? That means you know as much about politics in the state as our Annapolis correspondents, John Wagner and Jenna Johnson.

1

Which gubernatorial candidate was a regular customer at Lowen’s toy store in Bethesda while growing up?

Heather Mizeur

Doug Gansler

Larry Hogan

2

Which gubernatorial candidate worked at a service station between high school and college?

Doug Gansler

Anthony Brown

Charles Lollar

3

Which over-achieving Democratic gubernatorial candidate got into Harvard three times -- twice as an undergrad and once for law school?

Anthony Brown

Doug Gansler

Heather Mizeur

4

Which candidate for lieutenant governor spent much of his career as an investigative reporter?

Shelley Aloi, running mate for Republican hopeful Ron George
Ken Ulman, running mate for Democratic hopeful Anthony Brown
Ken Timmerman, running mate for Republican hopeful Charles Lollar

5

Which candidate for lieutenant governor directed an Olympic Village for seven nations in 1996?

Jolene Ivey, running mate for Doug Gansler
Delman Coates, running mate for Heather Mizeur
Shelley Aloi, running mate for Republican hopeful Ron George

6

Which Democratic gubernatorial candidate was born in Maryland?

Anthony Brown

Heather Mizeur

Doug Gansler
None of the above

7

 Which GOP candidate for governor is 28 years older than his running mate?

David Craig

Ron George

Larry Hogan

8

Which candidate for governor is a Marine Corps Reserve officer?

Anthony Brown

Charles Lollar

Ron George

9

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about the candidates for attorney general?

Jon Cardin sent an audition tape to Survivor the first season it premiered on television.
Aisha Braveboy graduated from Largo High School in Prince George’s County, where she still lives.
Brian Frosh shaved his trademark mustache six weeks ago in hopes that a fresh look would boost him in polls.
Frosh’s father was hounded by Sen. John McCarthy and had his tax returns audited every year until Watergate.
Cardin taught Spanish at a Pennsylvania prep school.

10

Which Democratic gubernatorial candidate collects beer cans and has attended a “Can-vention”?

Anthony Brown

Heather Mizeur

Doug Gansler

11

Which Democratic gubernatorial candidate didn’t graduate from college?

Anthony Brown

Heather Mizeur

Doug Gansler

12

Which two Maryland politicians have recently created a little Internet buzz by playing music?

Sen. Brian Frosh and Del. Jon Cardin
Del. Jolene Ivey and Del. Aisha Braveboy
Gov. Martin O’Malley and GOP candidate Ron George
Senate President Mike Miller and Sen. Ulysses Currie

13

Which gubernatorial candidate did not show up to a televised Democratic debate, prompting a rival to release an attack ad featuring an empty podium?

Heather Mizeur

Doug Gansler

Anthony Brown

14

Which gubernatorial candidate owns a 34-acre farm on the Eastern Shore and plans to soon grow organic herbs?

Heather Mizeur

Larry Hogan

Charles Lollar

Doug Gansler

15

Which gubernatorial candidate says he or she has never tried marijuana?

Anthony Brown

Heather Mizuer

David Craig

Doug Gansler

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