MARYLAND
     Nov. 6, 2018 Senate

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+Ben Cardin (D) i
1,491,614
64.86%
Tony Campbell (R)
697,017
30.31%
Neal Simon (I)
85,964
3.74%
Arvin Vohra (L)
22,943
1.00%
w/ins
2,327
0.10%

2,299,865

Plurality 794,597 votes (34.55 percentage points)
 MD State Board of Elections




Notes: As expected Sen. Ben Cardin (D) won a third term without difficulty.  The Baltimore Sun notes that Cardin, 75, is "one of the longest serving political figures in state history;" prior to being elected to the Senate in 2006 he served
twenty years in the U.S. House (1987-2007) and twenty years in the Maryland House of Delegates (1966-86).  He faced Tony Campbell (R), Neal Simon (I) and Arvin Vohra (L).  Campbell is a political science lecturer at Towson University and veteran.  Simon, a businessman from Potomac, is CEO of Bronfman Rothschild, financial advisors.  Vohra, a former vice chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, has also announced he is running for president in 2020 and was not a factor in this race. 

There was one televised debate between the three top candidates, on Oct. 7 on WBFF-TV in Baltimore (+).

Cardin had a more than 10 to 1 financial advantage over Campbell, while Simon loaned close to $1 million to  his independent campaign.


Campaign Managers:
Ben Cardin:  Susan Strauss
Studied at Wellesley.  Originally from Bridgeton, NJ.

Tony Campbell:  Tyler Williams
(Sept. 2018....started on the campaign in April as media relations director)  Working towards a Bachelor's degree in mass communication and political science from Towson University (2020).

Neal Simon:  Steve Crim
Director of public affairs for Gov. Larry Hogan, Jan. 2015-May 2016.  Campaign manager on Hogan's upset 2014 run for governor and earlier co-founder of Change Maryland, the limited liability company Hogan formed in advance of the campaign.  Consultant.






 



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