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2012 United States Senate election in Maryland

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2012 United States Senate election in Maryland

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Turnout68.2%
 
Ben Cardin, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Bongino Senate.jpg
S. R. Sobhani (cropped).jpg
Nominee Ben Cardin Dan Bongino Rob Sobhani
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 1,474,028 693,291 430,934
Percentage 56.0% 26.3% 16.4%

Maryland Senate Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County Results

Cardin:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Bongino:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Ben Cardin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Cardin
Democratic

The 2012 United States Senate election in Maryland took place on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the 2012 U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Cardin won re-election to a second term, defeating Republican nominee Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Cardin (incumbent) 240,704 74.2
Democratic C. Anthony Muse 50,807 15.7
Democratic Chris Garner 9,274 2.9
Democratic Raymond Levi Blagmon 5,909 1.8
Democratic J. P. Cusick 4,778 1.5
Democratic Blaine Taylor 4,376 1.3
Democratic Lih Young 3,993 1.2
Democratic Ralph Jaffe 3,313 1.0
Democratic Ed Tinus 1,064 0.3
Total votes 324,218 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Results

Republican primary results[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Bongino 68,597 33.6
Republican Richard J. Douglas 57,776 28.3
Republican Joseph Alexander 18,171 8.9
Republican Bro Broadus 11,020 5.4
Republican Rick Hoover 10,787 5.3
Republican John B. Kimble 10,506 5.1
Republican David Jones 8,380 4.1
Republican Corrogan R. Vaughn 8,158 4.0
Republican William Thomas Capps, Jr. 7,092 3.5
Republican Brian Vaeth 3,781 1.9
Total votes 204,268 100

General election

Candidates

Debates

A candidate's forum was held on Baltimore's WOLB radio on October 24 including Senator Ben Cardin, Rob Sobhani, Dean Ahmad and Daniel Bongino.[15][16] An October 30 debate at Salisbury University to have featured those candidates and independent Ed Tinus[17] was cancelled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.[18]

Campaign

In 2006, then-U.S. Representative Ben Cardin defeated then-Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele 54%–44%. Eric Wargotz, the Republican nominee in 2010 had considered entering the race but ultimately did not.

In both 2010 and 2009, National Journal magazine rated Cardin as tied for most liberal senator, based on his voting record. As of June 30, Cardin had $1.8 million in his campaign account.[19]

Fundraising

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Ben Cardin (D) $3,758,957 $2,248,013 $1,896,329 $0
Daniel Bongino (R) $188,419 $172,509 $15,909 $0
Dean Ahmad (L) $8,565 $6,288 $2,276 $0
S. Rob Sobhani (I) $6,472,715 $6,043,030 $429,683 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[20][21][22][23]

Top contributors

[24]

Ben Cardin Contribution Daniel Bongino Contribution
Exelon Corp $39,250 Avjet Corp $5,000
News Corp $35,375 Citizens United $5,000
Johns Hopkins University $30,300 Oheka Castle $5,000
Comcast Corp $26,123 Miller & Long Concrete Construction $4,891
Ernst & Young $26,000 Perinatal Center of Oklahoma $4,790
Gallagher, Evelius & Jones $24,250 NORPAC $21,730
Venable LLP $23,750 NYPD $3,950
DLA Piper $23,250 Fitzgerald Shamrock Restaurant $3,947
DaVita Inc. $22,000 Davidsonville Veterinary Clinic $3,250
Blue Cross & Blue Shield $20,750 Constitutional Conservatives Fund $2,500

Top industries

[25]

Ben Cardin Contribution Daniel Bongino Contribution
Lawyers/Law Firms $441,242 Retired $20,152
Real Estate $354,920 General Contractors $8,641
Health Professionals $317,509 Civil Servants/Public Officials $8,135
Financial Institutions $301,161 Health Professionals $6,540
Pro-Israel $236,792 Real Estate $5,700
Retired $222,410 Republican/Conservative $5,500
Lobbyists $213,559 Lodging/Tourism $5,000
Insurance $191,300 Computers/Internet $4,110
Leadership PACs $191,000 Food industry & Beverage $3,947
Entertainment industry $188,806 Financial Institutions $3,800

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[26] Solid D November 1, 2012
Sabato's Crystal Ball[27] Safe D November 5, 2012
Rothenberg Political Report[28] Safe D November 2, 2012
Real Clear Politics[29] Safe D November 5, 2012

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ben
Cardin (D)
Daniel
Bongino (R)
Rob
Sobhani (I)
Other Undecided
Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies September 17–23, 2012 813 ±3.5% 50% 22% 21% 7%
Washington Post October 11–15, 2012 843 ±4% 53% 22% 14% 2% 9%
OpinionWorks October 20–23, 2012 801 ±3.5% 50% 24% 14% 2% 10%

Results

United States Senate election in Maryland, 2012[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ben Cardin (incumbent) 1,474,028 55.98% +1.77%
Republican Daniel Bongino 693,291 26.33% -17.86%
Independent Rob Sobhani 430,934 16.37% N/A
Libertarian Dean Ahmad 32,252 1.22% N/A
n/a Write-ins 2,729 0.10% +0.05%
Total votes 2,633,234 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Md. Former Teacher Plans Run for U.S. Senate". CBS Baltimore. Associated Press. September 21, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Maryland Politics: Cardin to kick off campaign  - Politics and Policy from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington". The Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ "Political Notes: O'Malley receives planning award". The Capital. Annapolis, Maryland. January 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Fritze, John (January 5, 2012). "State Sen. Muse to challenge Cardin for Senate". The Baltimore Sun.
  5. ^ Fritze, John (April 3, 2012). "Ben Cardin wins Senate primary". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Ex-agent Bongino wins Republican Senate primary; will face Sen. Benjamin Cardin in November". The Washington Post. April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Official 2012 Presidential Primary Election results for U.S. Senator". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "Ex-Secret Service Agent To Run For Senate". CBS Baltimore. Associated Press. May 31, 2011.
  9. ^ "John Bolton says Md. is "winnable" for GOP". The Baltimore Sun. March 6, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Politics1 Online Guide to Maryland Politics". politics1.com. November 28, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
  11. ^ Farrell, Liam (December 8, 2010). "Ehrlich not interested in another office". The Capital. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  12. ^ "Maryland Politics: Murphy to chair Senate campaign, not run, in 2012 - Politics and Policy from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington". The Baltimore Sun.
  13. ^ Fritze, John (November 3, 2011). "Wargotz forgoes Senate run". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  14. ^ "Facebook".
  15. ^ Razzi, Robin (October 24, 2012). "Senatorial Debate 2012: What You Missed". WOLB. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  16. ^ White, Brian (October 25, 2012). "Maryland Senate candidates debate on economy". Cumberland Times-News. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  17. ^ "Maryland Gazette Political Notes: Cardin, Bongino, Sobhani set first debate in Salisbury". Maryland Gazette. October 20, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  18. ^ Kunkle, Fredrick (November 2, 2012). "Rob Sobhani, independent in Maryland Senate race, makes closing argument". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2012. Hurricane Sandy forced Salisbury University to call off a debate that would have put him on the same stage with Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and Republican challenger Daniel Bongino.
  19. ^ Wagner, John; Pershing, Ben (September 28, 2011). "In Md., Anthony Muse considers primary challenge to Sen. Cardin". The Washington Post.
  20. ^ Cardin[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ Bongino Campaign Finances[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Committee/Candidate Search".
  23. ^ Rob Sobhani Campaign Finances[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "Congressional Elections: Maryland Senate Race: 2012 Cycle - OpenSecrets".
  25. ^ "Congressional Elections: New York District 01 Race: 2012 Cycle - OpenSecrets".
  26. ^ "2012 Senate Race Ratings for November 1, 2012". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  27. ^ "2012 Senate". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  28. ^ "2012 Senate Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "2012 Elections Map - Battle for the Senate 2012". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  30. ^ 2012 General Election Results, Maryland State Board of Elections, November 28, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2018.

External links

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