2012 Maryland Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Maryland senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Maryland Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Maryland senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
55.3%1335706DBenjamin Cardin
26.6%642443RDaniel Bongino
17%409785IRob Sobhani
1.2%29345LDean Ahmad
Election Information for Maryland
Primary DateApril 03, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentBenjamin Cardin
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Maryland Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat senate Primary Election in Maryland - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
74%230684Benjamin Cardin40
16%49069C. Anthony Muse0
3%8787Chris Garner6
2%5577Raymond Blagmon9
1%4542J. P. Cusick0
1%4116Blaine Taylor0
1%3733Lih Young0
1%3091Ralph Jaffe0
0%1018Ed Tinus0
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Maryland - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
34%66568Daniel Bongino4
28%55921Richard Douglas8
9%17573Joseph Alexander0
5%10507Robert Broadus19
5%10244Rick Hoover4
5%10091John Kimble0
4%8004David Jones1
4%7869Corrogan Vaughn0
3%6771William Capps6
2%3602Brian Vaeth2

Description of Election

General Election

We have this election marked as a solid Democrat, as Maryland has been largely blue for quite some time. This was seen in the primary as more people for the incumbent Democratic Senator than all the Republican nominees.

Primary Election

A wide field of candidates for both parties created a very lively primary. On the Democratic side, Senator Cardin was able to get 74% of the vote despite 8 other contestants in the primary. On the Republican side, 10 candidates competed for the nomination with Daniel Bongino winning that contest with just 34% of the vote.

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
March 13, 2012Last day to register to vote in the April 3, 2012 primary election.
April 03, 2012Primary election date for the House, Senate, and President.
October 16, 2012Last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2012 general election.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Maryland in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Maryland
Benjamin Cardin
54%
2006
44%
Michael Steele
Paul Sarbanes
63%
2000
37%
Paul Rappaport
Paul S. Sarbanes
59%
1994
41%
William Brock
Paul S. Sarbanes
62%
1988
38%
Alan L. Keyes
Paul S. Sarbanes
63%
1982
37%
Lawrence J. Hogan