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Incumbents win in Md. congressional races

Tuesday - 6/24/2014, 10:06pm  ET

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Maryland’s eight members of Congress are expected to ward off lesser-known challengers following a sleepy primary for federal candidates in the heavily Democratic state. Cummings is seeking a 10th term representing the Baltimore-area 7th District against two little-known challengers. Two Republicans are also on the primary ballot. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

BEN NUCKOLS
Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's eight members of Congress have all been nominated to serve new terms.

Five of the state's seven House Democrats and its lone Republican had challengers in Tuesday's primary, but most of them were little-known and poorly funded.

Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards, who represents the 4th District, says the strength of the state's incumbents is a credit to Maryland voters and their shared values.

Maryland Republicans are only targeting one seat in the fall: the 6th District seat occupied by Rep. John Delaney. Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino will challenge Delaney after winning the GOP primary. Bongino has raised more than $500,000 for his campaign. However, he would likely have to garner some Democratic support in the redrawn western Maryland district, which includes parts of heavily Democratic Montgomery County.


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