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Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger, Andy Harris coast to primary victories

Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger, Andy Harris coast to primary victories

Maryland’s six House incumbents all coasted to victory Tuesday in their primary races.

Democraitc Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, John Sarbanes, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny Hoyer and John Delaney and Republican Rep. Andy Harris faced little or no competition.

Given the partisan makeup and voting histories of the state’s House districts, all six incumbents enter the general election campaign as heavy favorites to win reelection in November.

Cummings, of Baltimore, is seeking a 12th term in the House. Already prominent in Washington, he enhanced his national profile with frequent public appearances during the unrest of last spring.

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