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Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November.

With 90% of the vote counted,  brown won 51 percent in the Democratic primary to 24 percent for Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Delegate Heather Mizeur came in third with 22% of the vote.

Meanwhile, Hogan outdistanced his nearest rival by 43 percent to Harford County Executive David Craig who came in with 30 percent. Charles County businessman Charles Lollar picked up 15 pecent while Delegate Ron George received 12 percent.

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Larry Hogan

Brown's victory puts Gov. Martin O'Malley's partner of more than seven years up against the founder of a grassroots political organization from Anne Arundel County in November's race for the job of Maryland's chief executive.

Last night, Hogan began his assault on the O'Malley administration record.

He said, "We've lost 6,500 businesses, Unemployment is up 76%. We're number two in the number of foreclosures. And dead last in manufacturing."

Brown's victory marked a major step toward his becoming Maryland's first black governor in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin. Brown also would be the state's first lieutenant governor to win the governorship.

Attorney General Race

BALTIMORE (AP) - State Sen. Brian Frosh is the Democratic nominee for Maryland attorney general.

With 44 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Frosh had 48 percent of the vote compared with 31 percent for state Delegate Jon Cardin and 20 percent for Delegate Aisha Braveboy.

Last night Cardin said he had called Frosh to congratulate him. "And I am hopeful he will look out for the interests of all Marylanders, making certain the every single person in this state, the greatest place in the country, of the greatest plac in the world will continue to be treated not only fairly and equally, but with dignity and respect."

Frosh will face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker and Libertarian Leo Wayne in the Nov. 4 general election. Neither of them had primary competition.

Frosh has been a state legislator from Montgomery County for 28 years. He is in his 20th year as a senator. He was endorsed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other state Democratic leaders, who touted his long record as an advocate for public safety and environmental issues.

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Senate Richard Colburn (R-Talbot County)

Colburn Defeat

Delegate Adelaide Eckardt has defeated longtime Republican state senator Richard Colburn by a vote of 57 percent to 43 percent.

Eckardt will now face Democrat Christopher Robinson who ran unopposed in District 37…that includes Talbot County as well as parts of Dorchester, Caroline and Wicomico Counties.

Colburn has been serving in the state senate since the mid-1990’s while Ekardt has spent the same period of time in the House of Delegates

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Colburn’s campaign suffered when his long time wife Alma filed for a divorce earlier this year citing an affair the senator had with a former aide.

Even though the two are separated his wife did endorsement his candidacy.

Andy Harris

Two term Republican incumbent Congressman Andy Harris easily beat back the challenge from Jonathan Goff for in the First District capturing 77 percent in the early vote count.  

He will now face Democrat Bill Tilghman who fended off a second effort by John LaFerla.

The First Congressional District covers primarily covers the nine Eastern Shore counties along with parts of central Maryland.

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.