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Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today


Maryland voters are set to go to the polls today to cast their ballots in primaries across the state.

Voting precincts open at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Topping the ballot are the primary races for governor.

On the Democratic side Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has been leading in the polls against rivals Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur.

Brown rallied with supporters Monday night at his campaign headquarters in Largo, urging them to keep working until the end. Gansler was knocking on doors Monday night and then attended a lacrosse game with his youngest son.

On the Republican side the contest finds four candidates.

They are Harford County executive Larry Hogan who has been polling 15 point ahead of Harford County Executive David Craig.

Also in the GOP’s race for governor are Delegate Ronald George and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar.

Local Races

Locally voters will get a chance too cast their vote in the District 37B Delegate seats that are being faceted by Adie Eckardt and Jeannie Haddaway-riccio.

Eckart is challenging longtime Republican incumbent Richard Colburn.

Whoever wins that race will face Democrat Chris Robinson who is unopposed in his primary.

He lost to Colburn four years ago by 20 percent.

Meanwhile, Haddaway-Riccio vacated her seat to become the running mate for Repbulican gubernatorial candidate David Craig.

In the First Congressional district incumbent Republican Andy Harris is being challenged in his primary by Jonathan Goff.

On the Democratic side John La Ferla is taking a second shot at the seat against attorney Bill Tilghman.


Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.