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We’re back to primaries on Tuesday — this week, it’s Maryland all by itself. Here are the races we’re tracking:

There are eight congressional districts in Maryland, only one of which (the Fourth) is an open seat. The First District is the only one held by a Republican — Andy Harris, who’s running unopposed in the GOP primary — so we’ve included the returns for that below, so you can keep track of which Democrat he’ll be facing in November.


One of Maryland’s US Senate seats is at issue  — current Senator Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, is looking to hold the nomination and retain the seat. He’s challenged by Michelle Smith. On the GOP side, there are 10 Republicans vying for the nomination.

Regarding the Governor’s race, as we’ve reported, current Governor Larry Hogan, who is termed out, is backing Kelly Schulz for the GOP nomination, while former President Donald Trump has endorsed Dan Cox. Per WTOP:

The Democratic primary for governor is shaping up as a competitive three-way race among former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who previously served as chair of the Democratic National Committee; author Wes Moore, who held a virtual fundraiser with Oprah Winfrey; and state Comptroller Peter Franchot, who had wide margins of victory in his four terms as state tax collector.

Voters are casting ballots with the potential for history to be made in November: Moore or former U.S. Education Secretary John King could become the state’s first Black governor, and Perez could become the first Latino chief executive in the state.

For the GOP, Kelly Schulz is running as Hogan’s hand-picked successor to carry on his legacy. Schulz served as a labor secretary in Hogan’s administration and later as the head of the state’s commerce department. She is a former state legislator from Frederick County.

Schulz, the only woman in the field, would be Maryland’s first female governor if she were to win in November. She contends she is the only Republican in the primary who could tap into Hogan’s unusual political success in a heavily Democratic state.

She is running against Dan Cox, a state legislator who has been endorsed by Trump. Early in the pandemic, Cox sued over Hogan’s stay-at-home orders and regulations, saying they were unconstitutional. The lawsuit was later dismissed by a judge, who said that Hogan had a duty as governor to protect public health.

Cox also filed a resolution of impeachment against Hogan, accusing him of violating the rights of residents by issuing orders that were “restrictive and protracted” during the pandemic. Lawmakers rejected the effort.


See below for live results, and stay with RedState for the latest election coverage throughout the night and into Wednesday. (Click the “Change Race” option at the upper right of each map to toggle between the races.)



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