87 candidates file to run for 8 U.S. House seats in Maryland

On January 24, the major-party filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Maryland. A total of 87 candidates filed for Maryland’s eight seats in the U.S. House.

The Congressional District 7 seat is currently vacant due to the death of Elijah Cummings (D) on October 17, 2019. A special election to fill the seat is scheduled for April 28 with a primary on February 4. The seat is also on the regular election ballot with the other congressional districts on November 3 with a primary on April 28. Every incumbent filed to run for re-election in the other seven congressional districts.

Maryland’s statewide filing deadline was the 10th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. It was followed by West Virginia’s deadline on January 25. The next statewide filing deadline is on February 7 in Indiana.

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