Incumbents Cummings, Harris, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes also lock up primary wins.
UPDATED (11:15 p.m.)— Mitt Romney has won the Maryland Republican presidential primary, according to multiple news outlets. At 11 p.m., Romney leads Rick Santorum 91,402 (48 percent) to 57,299 (30 percent) with 1,281 of 1,851 precincts reporting. "I voted for Romney, he's the lesser of the evils," said Lisa Watts of Darnestown, MD. Chuck Duvall also of Darnestown, said he voted for Ron Paul, but expected Romney to win the Maryland primary. Both he and his wife, Ruth, said they planned to support Romney against Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama even though he wasn't their primary selection. A Romney win in Maryland was not unexpected. CNN declared Romney the winner at 8 p.m. when polls in Maryland and Washington closed. “Maryland’…
Wisconsin, with 42 delegates up for grabs, is getting top billing in Tuesday's election, but Maryland has 37 delegates to divvy up in a hotly contested race.
Monday, April 2, 2012
By Madeline Marshall, Capital News Service The Republican presidential primary has become a dog fight for delegates to the August convention, putting Maryland in an unfamiliar situation—it actually matters. "Probably the last time it was relevant was 35, 40 years ago," said Allan Lichtman, American University professor and author of The Keys to the White House, referring to the 1976 primary between Ronald Reagan and then-President Gerald Ford. Maryland's primary on April 3 is exactly three months after the first primary caucus in Iowa. Usually candidates have been selected by the time the primary comes to Maryland, but not this year. The Republican primary has become a race to the magic number of 1,144 delegates that would give a candidate…