Rep. Steny H. Hoyer wins Maryland's 5th Congressional District seat

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat, has won another term representing Maryland's 5th Congressional District, beating William Devine, a Republican.

With all precincts reporting, Hoyer has 70.4 percent of the vote, followed by Devine with 27.1 percent.

Hoyer has represented the district in the House since 1981.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Maryland's House seats have been decided; Republicans have held one seat, while Democrats have held seven.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 33.8 points. Clinton won Maryland by 26.4 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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