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Maryland 1st District

Open Seat (R)

Candidates

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris (R)

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Frank Kratovil

Frank Kratovil (D)

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleHarris (R)Kratovil (D)Spread
Daily Kos/R200010/20 - 10/22LV4440Harris +4

Race Summary

State Sen. Andrew Harris defeated Rep. Wayne Gilchrest 43%-33% in the Feb. 12 GOP primary. Gilchrest, a moderate Republican, had been seeking a 10th term in office. In doing so, the more conservative Harris could have given Democrats a chance here. Queen Anne County State's Attorney Frank Kratovil (D) faces an uphill battle, but he has support from Gilchrest, which could help him make the seat competitive.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Gilchrest (R) 69, Corwin (D) 31
2004: Gilchrest (R) 76, Alexakis (D) 24
2002: Gilchrest (R) 77, Tamlyn (D) 23

President
2004: Bush (R) 62, Kerry (D) 36
2000: Bush (R) 57, Gore (D) 40