Democrat David Trone Elected to Open Maryland US House Seat

Trone is the co-owner of the national wine store chain Total Wine & More

What to Know

  • Democrat David Trone defeated Republican Amie Hoeber for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, the only open seat.
  • Rep. Andy Harris (R) beat challenger Jesse Colvin to keep Maryland's 1st Congressional District.
  • Harris is the only Republican representative in Maryland.

Democrat David Trone has been elected to an open U.S. House seat, edging out Republican candidate Amie Hoeber,

The liquor magnate defeated Hoeber on Tuesday to represent Maryland's 6th District that stretches from populous Montgomery County to the state's border with West Virginia. The congressional seat was open because three-term incumbent John Delaney, a Democrat, plans on running for president.

It was a high-stakes race for the wealthy Potomac businessman, co-founder of an alcohol retailer. Not only did Trone put more than $11 million into the effort but he underwent cancer surgery and chemotherapy during this year's campaign season.

Also winning was Andy Harris, a four-term Republican incumbent in a Maryland congressional district that leaned heavily conservative. Harris defeated Democratic challenger Jesse Colvin, a former U.S. Army Ranger.

See below for a list of all eight winners for Maryland's districts.

Decision 2018: Live Election Results

Source: AP
Credit: Sam Hart/NBC

1st District:

Winner: Republican — Rep. Andy Harris

Democrat — Jesse Colvin

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Libertarian — Jenica Martin

2nd District:

Winner: Democratic — Dutch Ruppersberger, incumbent first elected to the seat in 2002

Republican — Liz Matory

Libertarian — Michael Carney

Green — Guy Mimoun

3rd District:

Winner: Democratic — John Sarbanes, incumbent first elected in 2006

Republican — Charles Anthony

Libertarian — David Lashar

4th District:

Winner: Democratic — Anthony Brown, incumbent first elected to the seat in 2016

Republican — George McDermott

Libertarian — Dave Bishop

5th District:

Winner: Democratic — Steny H. Hoyer, incumbent first elected in 1981; No. 2 Democrat in the House

Republican — William A. Devine, III

Libertarian — Jacob Pulcher

Green — Patrick J. Elder

6th District:

Winner: Democrat — David Trone

Republican — Amie Hoeber

Libertarian — Kevin T. Caldwell

Green — George Gluck

7th District:

Winner: Democratic — Elijah Cummings, incumbent first elected in 1996

Republican — Richmond Davis

Libertarian — David R. Griggs

8th District:

Winner: Democratic — Jamie Raskin, incumbent first elected in 2016

Republican — John Walsh

Libertarian — Jasen Wunder

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