Harris-Kratovil too close to call
The race between Republican Andy Harris and Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. is too close to call tonight, both sides say.
With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Kratovil is leading Harris by less than 4,000 votes. Libertarian Richard James Davis, with nearly 7,000 votes, looms as a potential spoiler in a district held by Republicans since 1990.
Kratovil has just addressed supporters at the Fisherman's Crab Deck in Grasonville.
“We may not know [the outcome] for quite a while,” he said. “We’re still looking at some precincts that are left.”
At the other end of the Kent Narrows, Harris campaign manager Chris Meekins said his candidate would not be speaking to supporters gathered at the Harris Crab House and would not be available for comment until Thursday.
Elsewhere, the state's seven incumbents all won re-election. In Western Maryland, Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett turned back what he called a “vigorous” challenge by Democrat Jennifer Dougherty, a former mayor of Frederick.
The state’s Democratic incumbents — Baltimore-area Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, Chris Van Hollen in Montgomery County, Donna Edwards in Prince George’s County and Steny H. Hoyer in Southern Maryland — coasted to victory.