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Voting Guide: Congressional District 8 Candidates

Check out the candidates for tomorrow's primary election in Maryland.

Primary election day is Tuesday and both Democrats and Republicans are vying for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's District 8 Congressional seat.

Incumbent Van Hollen is still the most visible Democrat but he does have a challenger in the primary. There are also four Republicans in race for the chance to face the Democratic winner in November.

Here are the candidates:

Democrats:

Republicans:

Beth Donovan April 03, 2012 at 06:45 PM
The low voter turnout is troubling, as the School Board races are on the ballot and they are really important! I have three kids in MCPS and want to make sure they continue to get a decent education. When I was walking into the poll, the teachers were in front with a list of the candidates, so I knew who to support. Regardless of who one votes for, this election shouldn't be decided by a few people!
Kathleen McManus April 03, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Maybe more people would turn out to vote if they had a better choice of candidates. I don't have children in the public schools (oldest daughter just graduated), but know we need people in office who care about more than just getting elected. I voted for Jean Ellinport cuz she seemed like someone new who will look at things from a different perspective, but some of the others have been around for a while. We need more people to get involved and run for office, but today we just need people to come out and vote!
TaL April 04, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Beth- If you think teachers union approved candidates are the way to go, you can also explain to me how the education budget is twice what it was 10 years ago, but the outcomes are the same or worse..... I voted for any candidate who stated they wanted to end the maintenance of effort fraud

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