Maryland - U.S. House, District 1

as of September 24

The Candidates

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Frank Kratovil

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: May 29, 1968
  • Residence: Stevensville, MD

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Andy Harris

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: January 25, 1957
  • Residence: Cockeysville, MD

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Previous Results

    Maryland U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Frank Kratovil DEM 177,065 49.2%
    Andy Harris REP 174,213 48.4%
    Richard Davis LIB 8,873 2.5%

    U.S. President: Maryland (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,629,467 62.1%
    John McCain REP 959,862 36.6%
    Ralph Nader MD 14,713 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 9,842 0.4%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 4,747 0.2%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 3,760 0.1%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 24, 2010

New CQ - Roll Call Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 8, 2010

    Harris's Chances Look Better In Rematch

    Andy Harris, a state senator, defeated incumbent Republican Wayne Gilchrest in a contentious 2008 primary, and the lingering bitterness, added to the anti-GOP mood, helped elect Frank Kratovil that year in one of the closest races in the nation. Harris is back for a rematch and is trying to paint Kratovil as a clone of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But the Democrat insists he's independent, pointing to his votes against the health care bill and the 2010 budget resolution. John McCain carried the district by 19 points two years ago.
    -Ken Rudin

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