Casino 'lockbox' for Maryland school funding and Election Day voter registration win approval

Voters gave their backing Tuesday to a pair of amendments to Maryland’s constitution. One requires casino revenues to be added to school budgets and the other opens the way for people to sign up to vote on Election Day. There was strong support for both measures. The voter registration amendment allows the General Assembly to create a system for eligible Maryland residents to show up at the polls, register and cast a ballot, all on Election Day. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin wins re-election, prevails over Republican Tony Campbell, independent Neal Simon

Ben Cardin, the Maryland Democrat who has held elected office for more than 50 years, won his third term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday in a three-way race. The Associated Press called the race at 8:01 p.m., immediately after polls closed. Cardin prevailed handily in a low-visibility contest in which the two challengers, Republican Tony Campbell and independent Neal Simon, struggled to gain statewide attention. (Balt. Sun)

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Hogan 'can surf' and four other takeaways from Maryland's 2018 election

Gov. Larry Hogan cruised to an easy and historic victory Tuesday, but that’s just part of the story of Maryland’s election. Here are five takeaways: A Democratic “blue wave” washed across Maryland and Hogan was the only high-profile GOP survivor. Democrats predicted that their voters would flock to the polls to support their candidates, inspired by frustration with President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress. While that “blue wave” didn’t help Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous, several Democrats scored key victories. (Balt. Sun)

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Democrat Brian Frosh, who has fought Trump policies, wins re-election as Maryland attorney general

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat who has emerged as one of the Trump administration’s chief antagonists, secured an easy victory over a Republican challenger who questioned his record of fighting violent crime across Maryland. The mild-mannered Frosh, 72, held a wide lead over Republican challenger Craig Wolf, a 56-year-old former prosecutor and liquor industry lobbyist. Wolf said shortly after 11 p.m. that he had conceded the race. (Balt. Sun)

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Trone headed to Capitol Hill after winning District 6 House seat

After two tries and more than $30 million spent out of his own pocket, businessman David Trone is headed to Capitol Hill. Trone—the co-owner of Total Wine & More, a nationwide retail chain with 190 outlets in 23 states—Tuesday defeated national security consultant Amie Hoeber, a former deputy undersecretary of the Army in the Reagan administration who was making her second try for the District 6 congressional seat. The current occupant of the seat, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Delaney, opted not to seek a fourth term. (Bethesda)

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Harris re-elected in First District

Republican Andy Harris will remain the congressional representative for Maryland’s First District, after receiving 176,595 votes during the 2018 general election Tuesday, Nov. 6. Democratic challenger Jesse Colvin received 109,617 total votes, or 37.6 percent of the total votes in the district. Jenica Martin, running as a Libertarian, received 5,420 votes. Harris first was elected in 1998 to the state Senate for District 9. He first ran for Congress in 2008. Harris received 67.8 percent of the vote in 2016, defeating Democratic nominee Joe Werner. (Star-Democrat)

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Montgomery County’s Annapolis delegation to remain solely in Democratic hands

Montgomery County’s state legislative delegation—consisting of 32 members, including one senator and three delegates from each of the county’s eight districts—has been all-Democratic since 2006, when the late Republican Del. Jean Cryor of Potomac lost a bid for re-election from District 15. And the delegation is going to stay that way for at least the next four years—as Republican efforts to break the Democrats’ long-time domination fell short in Tuesday’s balloting. (Bethesda)

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Blue wave staves off Republican effort to flip key state Senate seats in Anne Arundel

With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, Republican hopes to flip two Anne Arundel County districts and narrow the veto-proof Democratic majority in the Maryland state Senate evaporated. Political newcomer Sarah Elfreth and Del. Pam Beidle, D-Linthicum, won in Districts 30 and 32, two seats Republicans had hoped to flip. Elfreth, 30, will become the youngest state senator and one of the youngest women to ever hold office in the General Assembly. (Capital)

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