2022 Maryland and Dorchester County Primary Election Results
STAR DEMOCRAT and WASHINGTON POST REPORTS
More than a dozen candidates are facing off in highly competitive Democratic and Republican primaries for the nomination to become Maryland’s next governor, a post being vacated by term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan (R). Democrats have lost the governor’s mansion more times than they’ve won in the past two decades. Republicans face a heated battle between a Hogan-endorsed candidate and one backed by former president Donald Trump.
U.S. Senate Sen. Chris Van Hollen faces Michelle Smith in the Democratic primary for the seat he’s held since 2017, while 10 Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination. Democratic primary Van Hollen is projected to win. An estimated 60 percent of votes have been counted.