One Senate seat is up for election in Maryland, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for eight House seats, seven of which are held by Democrats and one by a Republican. And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See Maryland’s primary results.
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, a former ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, is favored over Tony Campbell (R), a political science lecturer at Towson University, and independent Neal Simon, a financial-services executive from Potomac.
Democrats in Maryland were rattled in 2014 when a little-known Republican named Larry Hogan beat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, their party’s gubernatorial nominee. Hogan’s popularity and bipartisan credentials make him a significant favorite against former NAACP president Ben Jealous, a progressive backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) whose platform includes universal healthcare and a $15 minimum wage.
Going into this election, Maryland had 7 Democratic representatives and 1 Republican representative. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.