The Maryland Primary Election was held on June 26th and resulted in many close contests and a few surprises.
Former national NAACP president Ben Jealous received just fewer than 40 percent of the vote in a nine candidate field for governor in the Democratic Primary. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker finished a distant second with 29 percent of the vote. Ben Jealous and his running mate Susan Turnbull will face incumbent Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford in the November General Election. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will face Republican Anjali Reed Phukan in November. Maryland ...read more