Maryland primary election results 2010
The Maryland primary featured a few interesting races. Thus far incumbent Senator Mikulski has already been declared the winner in her primary. So too has Martin O'Malley, who was seeking the democratic nomination for governor. It seems Bob Erlich has won the GOP nod for the governor's race, setting the stage for a rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley. As Brian White explains:
Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich has defeated investor Brian Murphy in the Republican primary for Maryland governor. Ehrlich's victory Tuesday sets up a rematch in November against Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley, who easily won his primary race against two long-shot candidates.
Aaron Davis also reported that an influx of polarizing lawmakers could make Maryland's Senate more combative than in recent years:
Maryland's often hushed, maroon Senate chamber could soon be a far more polarized and potentially rancorous place, especially on fiscal policy, with staunch liberal and conservative lawmakers replacing moderate ones.
"This election is definitely going to send a message throughout the Maryland political landscape that voters are really looking for progressive solutions as we go through these tough times," said Rion Dennis, acting director of Progressive Maryland, a nonprofit that advocates for working-class families. "There are a new breed of lawmakers coming who will change the tenor of that chamber."
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Maryland election results are certified by the state Board of Elections.
Washington Post staff
September 14, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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