7 incumbent prevail in primaries for House PRIMARY 1994

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Seven incumbents took commanding leads as they sought renomination for spots in Maryland's congressional delegation, while a battle was waged for the eighth seat, vacated by U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, the five-term Republican who chose to run for governor rather than seek re-election.

Mrs. Bentley's voluntary departure from a district tailor-made for her spurred nine candidates to run for her seat, making for probably the most interesting congressional race in Maryland.

Democrats in the district hold a 2-1 voter registration edge, but the 2nd District, which includes eastern Baltimore County, Harford County and part of northern Anne Arundel County, has favored conservative candidates in recent elections.

In fact, the Democratic front-runner going into the primary, Towson Del. Gerry L. Brewster, has talked more like a Republican than traditional Democrat, with his support for a line item veto, balanced budget amendment and welfare reform.

But after 38 percent of the votes were counted, Mr. Brewster trailed behind Joe Bish, a Belair defense industry employee who campaigned as "the serious conservative" in the race with his pro-life, pro-gun, pro-business stances.

The early results could be misleading, because they came mainly from Harford County, Mr. Bish's home turf and the most conservative area of the district. With 64 of 170 precincts reporting, Mr. Bish had 39 percent of the vote, Dundalk Delegate Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis had 33 percent and Mr. Brewster had 25 percent.

Results from Baltimore County, where most of the votes in the 2nd District are located, were slow to come in, as were results from Anne Arundel County.

John Olsen, a Brewster campaign worker, said Mr. Brewster was actually leading the race, after his campaign workers took results from 16 key precincts in Dundalk and Towson.

On the Republican side, two-term Timonium Del. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took a lead over Towson banker Bill Frank with 52 percent of the vote in early returns. Mr. Frank, running as a non-lawyer and political outsider, had 44 percent.

Mr. Frank refused to accept political action committee money, and signed a pledge that if elected he would serve only eight years in office. Mr. Ehrlich has campaigned on his record in Annapolis, often challenging people to ask Democrats what they think of him. "I'll stand on what they say."

In Maryland's 6th District, a slew of Democrats have campaigned to win the right to face incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Republican who appeared vulnerable after several missteps in office, including a remark that a list of scholarship winners lacked "normal names."

Mr. Bartlett has regrouped and last night won his nomination with an estimated 88 percent of the vote.

Seven Democrats competed for the right to face Mr. Bartlett, but former state delegate Paul Muldowney emerged victorious with 29 percent of the vote, with 92 percent of the vote counted.

Former congressional aide Neil S. Dhillon, having raised the most money with $380,000, appeared to be a serious candidate until recent revelations that he didn't vote between 1982 and 1990 and that he had been convicted in 1989 of assaulting a Virginia bank official.

Mr. Dhillon's troubles probably helped Muldowney, Galen Claggett, a former Frederick County commissioner, and Steve Crawford, a public policy professor, but Mr. Muldowney edged out his opponents. He will face Mr. Bartlett in November.

In early returns from the 1st District, U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, a second-term Republican, won his party's nomination with 73 percent of the vote over GOP challengers Bradlyn McClanahan, Scott Meredith and George Williams. Of the three Democrats running, Steven R. Eastbaugh, a George Washington University professor, garnered 74 percent of the vote over rivals James Brown and Ralph T. Gies.

In the 3rd District, Democratic incumbent U.S Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin won his primary with 86 percent of the vote after 32 percent of the vote was counted. He will face Robert Ryan Tousey in the November general election.

In Maryland's 4th District, incumbent U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, a Democrat, locked up his party's nomination with 81 percent of the vote after 22 percent of the vote was counted. Republican Michele Dyson ran unopposed.

In the 5th District, Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the state's most influential Congressman, dominated his opponents with 83 percent of the vote. Republican and former Reagan personnel director Donald Devine led the early returns with 48 percent of the vote over Harold R. Moroz and John E. Smathers.

U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, a Democrat, ran unopposed in the primary for the 7th District. He will face Republican Kenneth Kondner, who also had no primary opposition, in the general election.

In the 8th District, U.S. Rep. Constance A. Morella prevailed over challenger Arnold Anderjaska, with 71 percent of the vote. Steven Van Grack, the former mayor of Rockville, appeared to have won the Democratic nomination to face Rep. Morella with 57 percent of the vote.

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CONGRESS, 2nd DISTRICT

Democrat

Anne Arundel

TP = 18

PR = 18

Bish = 666

Brewster = 1,306

DeJuliis = 2,421

DeLoach = 122

Epperson = 96

Kokkonen = 132

Baltimore Co.

TP = 98

PR = 98

Blish = 3,815

Brewster = 20,063

DeJuliis = 16,301

DeLoach = 2,681

Epperson = 959

Kokkonen = 567

Harford

TP = 54

PR = 54

Blish = 8,676

Brewster = 4,966

DeJuliis = 5,803

DeLoach = 133

Kokkonen = 174

Totals

TP =170

PR = 170

Blish = 13,157

Brewster = 26,335

DeJuliis = 24,525

DeLoach = 2,997

Epperson = 1,188

Kokkonen = 873

TP = total precincts; PR = precincts reporting

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CONGRESS, 6th DISTRICT

Democrat

Allegany

TP = 46

PR = 46

Clagett = 303

Crawford = 574

DeArmon = 159

Dhillon = 2,358

Muldowney = 2,749

Puca = 192

Snyder = 144

Carroll = 41

TP = 41

Clagett = 1,381

Crawford = 1,689

DeArmon = 604

Dhillon = 1,610

Muldowney = 1,973

Puca = 147

Snyder = 823

Frederick

TP = 38

PR = 38

Clagrtt = 4,205

Crawford = 2,081

DeArmon = 910

Dhillon = 1,192

Muldowney = 1,165

Puca = 218

Snyder = 772

Garrett

TP = 19

PR = 19

Clagett = 150

Crawford = 207

DeArmon = 109

Dhillon = 355

Muldowney = 605

Puca = 46

Snyder = 67

Howard

TP = 44

PR = 44

Clagett = 1,002

Crawford = 1,955

DeArmon = 863

Dhillon = 1,397

Muldowney = 1,469

Puca = 1,358

Snyder = 655

Washington

TP = 47

PR = 47

Clagett = 708

Crawford = 1,363

Dearmon = 258

Dhillon = 1,073

Muldowney = 5,302

Puca = 114

Snyder = 226

Totals

TP = 235

PR = 235

Clagett = 7,749

Crawford = 7,869

DeArmon = 2,903

Dhillon = 7,985

Muldowney = 13,263

Puca = 2,075

Snyder = 2,687

TP = total precincts; PR = precincts reporting

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CONGRESS, 2nd DISTRICT

Republican

Anne Arundel

TP = 18

PR = 18

Ehrlich =1,771

Fleig = 198

Frank = 1,311

Baltimore Co.

TP = 98

PR = 98

Ehrlich = 12,457

Fleig = 1,031

Frank 7,089

Harford

TP = 54

PR = 54

Ehrlich = 6,575

Fleig = 550

Frank = 5,422

Totals

TP = 170

PR = 170

Ehrlich = 20,803

Fleig = 1,779

Frank = 13,822

TP = total precincts; PR = precincts reporting

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CONGRESS, 6th DISTRICT

Republican

Allegany

TP = 46

PR = 46

Bartlett = 5,417

Parker = 447

Yurus = 242

Carroll = 41

PR = 41

Bartlett = 10,410

Parker = 1,107

Yurus = 490

Frederick

TP = 38

PR = 38

Bartlett = 9,786

Parker = 622

Yurus = 487

Garrett

TP = 19

PR = 19

Bartlett = 2,974

Parker = 257

Yurus = 119

Howard

TP = 44

PR = 44

Bartlett = 5,050

Parker = 2,214

Yurus = 735

Washington

TP = 47

PR = 47

Bartlett = 6,631

Parker = 545

Yurus = 212

Totals

TP = 235

PR = 235

Bartlett = 40,268

Parker = 5,192

Yurus = 2,285

TP = total precincts; PR = precincts reporting

CONGRESS Democrat

DISTRICT 1

265 of 265 precincts - 100%

Ralph T. Gies 19,205 - 39 percent

Steven R. Eastaugh 18,072 - 37 percent

James Brown 11,471 - 24 percent

DISTRICT 3

257 of 257 precincts - 100%

Benjamin L. Cardin (i) 62,494 - 87 percent

Dan Hiegel 9,648 - 13 percent

DISTRICT 4

147 of 147 precincts - 100%

Albert R. Wynn (i) 51,791 - 84 percent

Robert Bates 9,655 - 16 percent

DISTRICT 5

170 of 170 precincts - 100%

Steny H. Hoyer (i) 46,383 - 82 percent

Harold Glynn Dial 6,315 - 11 percent

Ricardo V. Johnson 2,567 - 5 percent

Lawrence E. Keval 1,643 - 3 percent

DISTRICT 8

177 of 177 precincts - 100%

Steven Van Grack 23,204 - 54 percent

Ralph K. Shur 6,210 - 14 percent

Donald M. Deichman 4,838 - 11 percent

Jonathan Leeds 4,169 - 10 percent

George W. Benns 3,342 - 8 percent

James Yeganeh 1,360 - 3 percent

Republican DISTRICT 1

265 of 265 precincts - 100%

Wayne T. Gilchrest (i) 23,643 - 65 percent

Scott L. Meredith 5,913 - 16 percent

Bradlyn McClanahan 4,316 - 12 percent

George Williams 2,450 - 7 percent

DISTRICT 5

170 of 170 precincts - 100%

Donald Devine 12,955 - 55 percent

John E. Smathers 5,799 - 25 percent

Harold R. Moroz 4,898 - 21 percent

DISTRICT 8

177 of 177 precincts - 100%

Constance A. Morella (i) 22,417 - 70 percent

Arnold Anderjaska 9,554 - 30 percent

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