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As crazy an election cycle as we have had, in Maryland there were no surprises. Here were the results:
President:
Hillary Clinton was expected to win and she did big getting 61% of the vote.
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US Senate:
Chris Van Hollen was the favorite and won big getting 60% of the vote (1% less than Clinton received).
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Congressional District 1:
Eastern Shore remains in the hands of the GOP as Andy Harris receives 68% of the vote.
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Congressional District 2:
Ruppersburger wins big getting 62% of the vote. Kasprzak did the best with any 3rd party candidate getting 5% of the vote in MD02.
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Congressional District 3:
Sarbanes received 63% of the vote and wins big. Plaster ran a good campaign but the way this district is drawn he had little chance with the demographics.
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Congressional District 4:
Brown wins with 74% of the vote (second highest % in the state). To me the biggest surprise is that McDermott received 22%.
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Congressional District 5:
Hoyer wins big with 67% of the vote.
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Congressional District 6:
In the only real competitive congressional race, Delaney wins with 55% of the vote. This was the one I was most disappointed in as a whole. Amie Hoeber would have been a great advocate for western Maryland and Delaney is just setting up his run for Governor in two years. (Note to readers: I did work for the Hoeber campaign during the 2016 election cycle – so yes, I am a bit biased).
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Congressional District 7:
Cummings won by the largest margin getting over 75% of the vote. Just image had he run for US Senate this year?
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Congressional District 8:
Raskin won District 8 with 59% of the vote. Cox ran a good campaign, was impressive online and did as good a job as he could in that District.
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In Howard County:
We have three new Board of Education members: Kirsten Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small and Mavis Ellis. READ MORE HERE
Citizens Election Fund System:
“Yes on A” had a good night winning by nearly 6,000 votes. To be honest this was much closer than I expected it to be but it passes and we will now see how it works in 2022. This will be either a very good thing for local elections or very controversial depending on the budget impact in the future.
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Changes to Budgetary and Fiscal Procedures:
This was MUCH less discussed locally and passed easily in Howard County.
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There you have it folks…the 2016 Maryland election results.
Democrats did not get want they wanted on the national level but basically got a clean sweep at the state and local levels.
Republicans got want they want on the national level but have a lot of work to do on the state and local levels.
2018 will be here before you know it…
Scott E

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