Maryland State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-6-24

Election Vitals

Governor:Martin O'Malley (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Barbara Mikulski (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Ben Cardin (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 52.8%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 46.7%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 47.1%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 44.2%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 47.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 52.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 48.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 49.8%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 35.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 54.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 38.3%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 56.5%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 40.3%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 56.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 43.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 62.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 36.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 62.2%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 36.0%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Parris Glendening Democratic 846,972 55.2%
Ellen Sauerbrey Republican 688,357 44.8%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Parris Glendening Democratic 296,863 70.1%
Eileen Rehrmann Democratic 56,806 13.4%
Terence McGuire Democratic 46,124 10.9%
Lawrence Freeman Democratic 23,752 5.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ellen Sauerbrey Republican 175,633 81.0%
Charles Ecker Republican 41,126 19.0%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1,062,810 70.5%
Ross Pierpont Republican 444,637 29.5%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Mikulski Democratic 349,382 84.4%
Ann Mallory Democratic 43,120 10.4%
Kauko Kokkonen Democratic 21,658 5.2%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ross Pierpont Republican 32,691 18.4%
John Taylor Republican 22,855 12.9%
Michael Gloth Republican 19,926 11.2%
Kenneth Wayman Republican 16,505 9.3%
Bradlyn McClanahan Republican 16,439 9.3%
Howard Greyber Republican 16,177 9.1%
John Stafford Republican 15,031 8.5%
George Liebmann Republican 14,440 8.1%
Barry Asbury Republican 11,881 6.7%
Thomas Scott Republican 11,707 6.6%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sarbanes Democratic 1,230,013 63.2%
Paul Rappaport Republican 715,178 36.8%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sarbanes Democratic 384,748 83.2%
George English Democratic 45,984 9.9%
Sidney Altman Democratic 31,502 6.8%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Rappaport Republican 70,231 22.7%
Rob Sobhani Republican 53,084 17.1%
Ross Pierpont Republican 52,052 16.8%
Robin Ficker Republican 46,995 15.2%
Kenneth Timmerman Republican 30,146 9.7%
Ken Wayman Republican 28,461 9.2%
John Stafford Republican 18,656 6.0%
Howard Greyber Republican 10,252 3.3%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Ehrlich Republican 879,592 51.6%
Kathleen Townsend Democratic 813,422 47.7%
Spear Lancaster Libertarian 11,546 0.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kathleen Townsend Democratic 434,948 80.0%
Robert Fustero Democratic 108,659 20.0%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Ehrlich Republican 229,927 92.9%
James Sheridan Republican 9,181 3.7%
Ross Pierpont Republican 8,458 3.4%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1,504,691 64.8%
E. J. Pipkin Republican 783,055 33.7%
Maria Allwine Green 24,816 1.1%
Thomas Trump Constitution 9,009 0.4%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Mikulski Democratic 408,848 89.9%
A. Robert Kaufman Democratic 32,127 7.1%
Sid Altman Democratic 13,901 3.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
E. J. Pipkin Republican 70,229 50.6%
John Stafford Republican 14,661 10.6%
Eileen Martin Republican 11,748 8.5%
Dorothy Jennings Republican 10,401 7.5%
Earl Gordon Republican 8,233 5.9%
Gene Zarwell Republican 6,865 4.9%
Ray Bly Republican 6,244 4.5%
James Kodak Republican 5,328 3.8%
Corrogan Vaughn Republican 5,146 3.7%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martin O'Malley Democratic 942,279 52.7%
Bob Ehrlich Republican 825,464 46.2%
Ed Boyd Green 15,551 0.9%
Christopher Driscoll Populist 3,481 0.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martin O'Malley Democratic 524,671 100.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Ehrlich Republican 213,744 100.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Cardin Democratic 965,477 54.2%
Michael Steele Republican 787,182 44.2%
Kevin Zeese Green 27,564 1.5%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Cardin Democratic 257,545 43.7%
Kweisi Mfume Democratic 238,957 40.5%
Josh Rales Democratic 30,737 5.2%
Dennis Rasmussen Democratic 10,997 1.9%
Mike Schaefer Democratic 7,773 1.3%
Allan Lichtman Democratic 6,919 1.2%
Theresa Scaldaferri Democratic 5,081 0.9%
James Hutchinson Democratic 4,949 0.8%
David Dickerson Democratic 3,950 0.7%
Robert Kaufman Democratic 3,908 0.7%
Anthony Jaworski Democratic 3,486 0.6%
Thomas McCaskill Democratic 3,459 0.6%
George English Democratic 2,305 0.4%
Bob Robinson Democratic 2,208 0.4%
Lih Young Democratic 2,039 0.3%
Blaine Taylor Democratic 1,848 0.3%
Joseph Werner Democratic 1,832 0.3%
Charles Smith Democratic 1,702 0.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Michael Steele Republican 190,790 87.0%
John Kimble Republican 6,280 2.9%
Earl Gordon Republican 4,110 1.9%
Daniel Vovak Republican 4,063 1.9%
Thomas Hampton Republican 3,946 1.8%
Corrogan Vaughn Republican 2,565 1.2%
Daniel Muffoletto Republican 2,335 1.1%
Richard Shawver Republican 2,298 1.0%
Ray Bly Republican 2,114 1.0%
Edward Madej Republican 902 0.4%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martin O'Malley Democratic 1,044,961 56.3%
Robert Ehrlich Republican 776,319 41.8%
Susan Gaztanaga Libertarian 14,137 0.8%
Maria Allwine Green 11,825 0.6%
Eric Knowles Constitution 8,612 0.5%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1,140,531 62.3%
Eric Wargotz Republican 655,666 35.8%
Kenniss Henry Green 20,717 1.1%
Richard Shawver Constitution 14,746 0.8%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Cardin Democratic 1,474,028 56.0%
Daniel Bongino Republican 693,291 26.4%
Rob Sobhani Unaffiliated 430,934 16.4%
Dean Ahmad Libertarian 32,252 1.2%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Cardin Democratic 240,704 74.2%
Anthony Muse Democratic 50,807 15.7%
Chris Garner Democratic 9,274 2.9%
Raymond Blagmon Democratic 5,909 1.8%
J.P. Cusick Democratic 4,778 1.5%
Blaine Taylor Democratic 4,376 1.3%
Lih Young Democratic 3,993 1.2%
Ralph Jaffe Democratic 3,313 1.0%
Ed Tinus Democratic 1,064 0.3%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Daniel Bongino Republican 68,597 33.6%
Richard Douglas Republican 57,776 28.3%
Joseph Alexander Republican 18,171 8.9%
Robert Broadus Republican 11,020 5.4%
Rick Hoover Republican 10,787 5.3%
John Kimble Republican 10,506 5.1%
David Jones Republican 8,380 4.1%
Corrogan Vaughn Republican 8,158 4.0%
William Capps Republican 7,092 3.5%
Brian Vaeth Republican 3,781 1.9%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Anthony Brown Democratic 249,398 51.4%
Douglas Gansler Democratic 117,383 24.2%
Heather Mizeur Democratic 104,721 21.6%
Cindy Walsh Democratic 6,863 1.4%
Charles Smith Democratic 3,507 0.7%
Ralph Jaffe Democratic 3,221 0.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Larry Hogan Republican 92,376 43.0%
David Craig Republican 62,639 29.1%
Charles Lollar Republican 33,292 15.5%
Ron George Republican 26,628 12.4%

State Demographics

Population 5,884,563
Percentage White 58.1%
Percentage Black 29.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 5.8%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 3.1%
Percentage Other Race 3.4%
 
Percentage Hispanic 8.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 53.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 28.8%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.2%
 
Median Household Income $71,122
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 42.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 10.3%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 6.5%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 39.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 47.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 10.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 49.9%
Percentage with a College Degree 36.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 44.2%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.2%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 7.8%
 
Unemployment rate 6.0%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 47.2%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 19.5%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 20, 2014