Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Len Lazarick: Historic Republican gains in Maryland as Hogan wins; GOP picks up execs, House and Senate seats
Historic Republican gains in Maryland as Hogan wins; GOP picks up execs, House and Senate seats
Published on November 5th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick
By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com
Maryland Republicans made historic gains in Tuesday’s election.
Larry Hogan Jr. became just the third Republican elected governor in the past 50 years, winning by almost the same 51.5% margin and carrying almost the same number of counties as Gov. Bob Ehrlich, the last Republican chief executive 12 years ago.
Sen. Allan Kittleman became just the second Republican Howard County executive in its history, and Del. Steve Schuh, as expected, kept the Anne Arundel County executive office in GOP hands. On the Lower Shore, Bob Culver defeated Democrat Richard Pollitt, the first Wicomico County executive.
Republicans picked up nine seats in the House of Delegates and two in the state Senate. The GOP will have 52 seats in the 141-seat House, when just months ago their leaders thought they would be lucky to hold onto the 43 seats they currently have, already a historic high number for Republicans in the Maryland House. http://marylandreporter.com/2014/11/05/historic-republican-gains-in-maryland-as-hogan-wins-gop-picks-up-execs-house-and-senate-seats/
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