VAN HOLLEN WINS SENATE SEAT: Rep. Chris Van Hollen won Maryland’s open Senate seat Tuesday, capping a nearly two-year campaign in which the seven-term Democratic lawmaker argued that his ability to navigate a polarized Congress would enable him to carry on the legacy of his popular predecessor.
For the first time in decades, Maryland will be without a woman in the state’s congressional delegation, reports Brian Witte of the AP.
BROWN WINS HOUSE SEAT: Democratic former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday won a seat in the House of Representatives from the state’s 4th Congressional District — and a measure of political redemption after his upset loss to Republican Larry Hogan in the 2014 gubernatorial election, John Fritze reports in the Sun.
SEN. RASKIN WINS HOUSE SEAT: Democrat Jamie Raskin, an outspokenly liberal member of the Maryland Senate for the past decade, Tuesday was overwhelmingly elected as the next member of Congress from the 8th District, reports Louis Peck in Bethesda Beat.