2010 Maryland primary election results are in. The Maryland elections 2010 results were great for Eric Wargotz and Barbara Mikulski, but not so much for Jim Rutledge, as the votes for Senate primary decided the two candidates that will face off in November. In the 2010 Democratic primary election, it was Mikulski that won with 79.83% of the vote. She drew 119,134 votes, with second place only getting 13,287 votes. To say it was a one-sided election on the Democratic side of the ballot would be an understatement, and that clears the way for Mikulski to begin her campaign for the November general elections.
It was much closer over on the Republican primary side of things, where two candidates have been battling out for quite some time to decide who would take home the win at the primary on Tuesday. It could end up leading to a recount to figure things out, but right now it looks like Eric Wargotz has won the Republican seat on the November ballot with 49,148 votes and a 36.14%. Jim Rutledge only garnered 45,603 votes and 33.53% of the vote to come in a very close second at this point.
In the race for Governor, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich defeated Brian Murphy to win the Republican primary, while it was Gov. Martin O’Malley that easily won the Democratic primary. O’Malley took in 83.3% of the vote on his side of the ballot, and Ehrlich took in an equally impressive 74.69% of the vote on his side of the ballot. Now it creates a very interesting race for the Governor’s seat in the November elections, adding this race to the interesting Senate race that has been developing as well.
As of the publishing of this article, the Governor’s races have been declared, as has Mikulski’s victory, but the Republican Senate primary has not declared its victor officially yet.