All incumbents win in Maryland US House primary races

WASHINGTON — All incumbents have won their party’s primary in the Maryland election Tuesday for congressional seats in the U.S. House.

In the competitive 6th District, Republican candidate Amie Hoeber, a defense consultant, and Democrat David Trone, the co-owner of giant retailer Total Wine & More, have won their party’s primaries.

Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who currently holds the seat in the 6th District is stepping down from his seat to run for president in 2020. Democrats would like to keep the seat in their column and Republicans are looking to pick up a seat in a state where only one other district — out of eight total — is held by a Republican.

In Maryland’s 1st District, Republican Rep. Andy Harris — the state’s sole Republican congressional representative — handily fended off two competitors in the GOP primary. Harris will go up against Democratic candidate Jesse Colvin in the November election.

In the 2nd District, Democratic Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger won reelection against Jake Pretot. Ruppersberger will go head-to-head with Republican candidate Liz Matory.

In the 3rd District, Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes had taken in a majority of the votes against three other candidates. Sarbanes is set to face Republican candidate Charles Anthony.

In the 5th District, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer won out over candidate Dennis Fritz. Hoyer will face off against Republican candidate William Devine.

In the 7th District, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings beat out four other candidates.

In the 8th District, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin locked in the nomination against two other candidates. Raskin will compete against Republican candidate John Walsh.

Rep. Anthony Brown in the 4th District was running unopposed.

Votes for the 6th District Republican race are still being counted. This story will be updated as results come in.


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