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House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds
House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds

Buoyed by favorable districts and the power of incumbency, most members of Maryland's heavily Democratic congressional delegation easily won re-election Tuesday, despite a strong national current that favored the GOP. But in the state's westernmost congressional district, Democratic Rep. John Delaney — a first-term incumbent — faced a spirited challenge from Republican Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who gained prominence two years ago during an unsuccessful campaign for the Senate. Bongino led in early returns for much of the evening, but several precincts in Democrat-heavy Montgomery County that reported Wednesday morning appeared to give Delaney the...

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