No upsets expected in Md. congressional primaries

BEN NUCKOLS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s eight members of Congress are expected to ward off lesser-known challengers following a sleepy primary for the candidates in the heavily Democratic state.

Seven of the state’s representatives are Democrats, and none of their seats is considered likely to change hands in Tuesday’s primary.

Republicans are only targeting one incumbent in November’s general election, Rep. John Delaney of the 6th District. Delaney easily defeated longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in 2012 after the western Maryland district was redrawn to include portions of heavily Democratic Montgomery County. Delaney faces a likely general-election challenge from Republican Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who has run in the past for the U.S. Senate.

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