Races to Watch for MD 2020 Primary

Today is the day of the 2020 Presidential Primary. While we know that President Donald Trump is the Republican nominee and Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee, there are some interesting primary contests on the Republican side.

1. 2nd Congressional District.
State Sen. Johnny Ray Salling, Del. Rick Impallaria, Tim Fazenbaker, Genevieve Morris, Jim Simpson, Scott Collier and Blaine Taylor are the GOP.
The winner will face nine-term Democratic Congressman C.A.”Dutch” Ruppersberger in November, unless there is a historic upset. Democrats Jake Pretot and Michael Feldman are challenging him in the primary.

2. Cecil County Executive
GOP Incumbent Alan McCarthy is in a battle with Danielle Hornberger, an Andy Harris staffer and wife of Del. Kevin Hornberger. Bill Coutz and Ewing McDowell are also in the Republican primary.

3. 7th Congressional District
This is a redo of the Special Election after Elijah Cummings passed away. And since that was in February and April, there was no time for any new candidates to file. All the special election candidates could run twice and some Democrats and Republicans withdrew after the first race.

Newly elected Congressman Kweisi Mfume will be the likely Democratic nominee.
Kim Klacik was the GOP nominee in February as she beat out Liz Matory. Both candidates are running again along with William Newton, MJ Madwolf, Brian Brown and Ray Bly.