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Maryland votes in primaries for statewide, local races

Both Republican and Democratic voters in Maryland headed to the polls to choose their nominees for governor and lieutenant governor, as well as state House and Senate candidates, among other races Tuesday.

WASHINGTON -- Democratic voters overwhelmingly chose Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be their nominee for governor on the November ballot.

Brown beat out Attorney General Doug Gansler, state Del. Heather Mizeur and three other candidates in the Democratic primary, winning 51 percent of the votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. 

Gansler had 24 percent and Mizeur won 22 percent of votes cast as results continued to come in.

Absentee and provisional ballots have not yet been counted.

Larry Hogan won the GOP nomination with 43 percent of the votes, beating David Craig, Ron George and Charles Lollar.

Montgomery County, which reported poll book problems earlier in the day, was slow to report votes cast Tuesday at the polls, but with 100 percent of the county's precincts reporting, County Executive Ike Leggett won renomination with 45 percent of the vote.

The state's eight members of Congress all won their contests and will be on the November ballot seeking another two-year term.

General Assembly seats were also up for election.

Voters kicked Del. Don Dwyer out of office. His Anne Arundel County district gave more votes to five other candidates than the Pasadena Republican, who has served in the House since 2003. 

Former Prince George's Del. Tiffany Alston is also losing her bid to take back her seat.

For more elections results across the state, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

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