Overview and Live Results: Maryland Primary

Pushed back from June 28 due to redistricting delays, Maryland has July all to itself on the 2022 primary calendar. Things pick back up in earnest on August 2, with the first half of the month one of the busier periods of the cycle. See the 'Upcoming' list at the bottom of this article.

There's also a special election for a vacancy in the Mississippi State House

Maryland

On Tuesday, the state's voters will choose nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor, and the General Assembly. On this page we highlight a few of the more interesting primaries. Click the link below for all results. Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

All Maryland Results >>

Note that Maryland law precludes election officials from counting mail-in ballots until Thursday. This may delay the ability to project a winner in some of these contests.

Governor

Larry Hogan, the popular Republican incumbent, is term-limited. Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination to succeed him. The frontrunners appear to be State Delegate Dan Cox and former State Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz. Donald Trump is backing Cox, while Hogan is supporting Schulz.

Schulz is likely the better general election candidate for the party. To that end, Democrats are running ads that support Cox. However, given the partisan lean of the state, whoever emerges will start the general election as the underdog.

The Democratic primary is much more crowded, with ten candidates on the ballot.1 1Rushern Baker withdrew but remains on the ballot. Based on polling, The nominee is most likely to be either State Comptroller Peter Franchot, nonprofit executive Wes Moore, or former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

U.S. House District 4 (Democratic)

Anthony Brown is leaving this safely Democratic seat to seek the party's nomination for Attorney General. Nine candidates are looking to succeed Brown. However, it looks like this is a two-way race between former Rep. Donna Edwards and Glenn Ivey, a former State Attorney.

U.S. House District 6 (Republican)

Incumbent David Trone is seeking a 3rd term; he is expected to be renominated. However, redistricting has made his seat much more competitive in the general election.

Six candidates are seeking the GOP nomination. The only one holding public office is State Delegate Neil Parrott. He was the 2020 nominee, losing by 20 percentage points to Trone. However, Matthew Foldi, a former reporter, has earned the endorsement of Hogan as well as GOP leaders Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik.

Mississippi Special Election

State House District 119 (Nonpartisan)

Republicans dominate the Mississippi House of Representatives, holding 76 of the chamber's 122 seats. There are 41 Democrats and three independents, along with two vacancies. Members serve four year terms. The next regularly scheduled elections are in 2023. These will be contested using redistricted boundaries.

The vacancy in District 37 will be filled in a November 8 special election, held concurrently with the general election. The seat became vacant in June, when Republican Lynn Wright died.

District 119 is located in Gulfport. The seat was vacated in May, when Democrat Sonya Williams-Barnes resigned to take a job with the Southern Poverty Law Center. There are two candidates in the nonpartisan special election, Jeffrey Hulum III and Gary Fredericks. Hulum lost to Williams-Barnes in the 2019 Democratic primary for this seat.

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Upcoming

  • August 2
    • Arizona Primary
    • Kansas Primary
    • Michigan Primary
    • Missouri Primary
    • Ohio Primary
      • State Legislature; other primaries were May 3
    • Washington Primary
    • Washington State Senate District 27 Special Primary
    • Chandler, Arizona Mayoral Primary
  • August 4
    • Tennessee Primary
  • August 9
    • Connecticut Primary
    • Minnesota Primary
    • Vermont Primary
    • Wisconsin Primary
    • Minnesota U.S. House District 1 Special Election
  • August 13
    • Hawaii Primary
  • August 16
    • Alaska Primary
    • Wyoming Primary
    • Alaska At-Large U.S. House District Special Election
  • August 23
    • Florida Primary
    • New York Primary
      • U.S. House and State Senate; other primaries were June 28
    • Oklahoma Primary Runoffs
    • Oklahoma U.S. Senate Special GOP Primary Runoff
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