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Nathaniel J McFadden
Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James Brochin, the northern Baltimore County Democrat known for an independent streak, led former Del. Connie DeJuliis, a more progressive candidate backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. "People like independence, and they like someone who will stand up to the establishment," said Brochin, who's voted against several of the governor's tax increases. Baltimore Sen. Joan Carter Conway led City Councilman Bill Henry, who said he...

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