The fields are set for this spring’s primaries in Maryland, including for mayor of Baltimore and U.S. House seats.
Candidates faced a 9 p.m. deadline Friday to fill out paperwork to run for party nominations for offices that will be on the ballot this year. The primary is scheduled for April 28, with the general election on Nov. 3.
Longtime Comptroller Joan M. Pratt faces a challenge from Councilman Bill Henry in the Democratic primary.
1st Congressional District
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Harris is Maryland’s only Republican in Congress, representing a district that includes the Eastern Shore and stretches across Baltimore’s far northern suburbs. He’ll face a primary challenge from Jorge Delgado from Ocean City.
Four Democrats filed to run in hopes of taking a shot at Harris’ seat, including Allison Galbraith of Harford County. She sought the Democratic nomination in 2018, but lost to Jesse Colvin.
2nd Congressional District
U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democrat, has represented this district that snakes around Baltimore’s suburbs for 17 years. He faces two primary challengers.
Eight Republicans are hoping to win their party’s nomination to face Ruppersberger, among them state Sen. Johnny Ray Salling of Dundalk and state Del. Rick Impallaria of Joppatowne. One unaffiliated candidate has filed as well.
There’s a huge field of candidates who hope to win a full term for the congressional seat previously held by the late Elijah Cummings that includes parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County.