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Ralph Jaffe was a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland in the 2018 election. He was defeated by Ben Jealous (D) in the Democratic primary.

for more information on the June 26 Democratic primary election. for more information on the November 6 general election.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Governor of Maryland

Incumbent Larry Hogan (R) defeated Ben Jealous (D), Shawn Quinn (L), and Ian Schlakman (G) in the general election for Governor of Maryland on November 6, 2018.

Larry Hogan (R)
55.4%
1,275,644 Votes

Ben Jealous (D)
43.5%
1,002,639 Votes

Shawn Quinn (L)
0.6%
13,241 Votes

Ian Schlakman (G)
0.5%
11,175 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.1%
1,813 Votes

Total votes: 2,304,512

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Governor of Maryland

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Governor of Maryland on June 26, 2018.

Ben Jealous (D)
40.9%
231,895 Votes

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Rushern Baker III (D)
30.3%
171,697 Votes

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Jim Shea (D)
8.6%
48,647 Votes

Krishanti Vignarajah (D)
8.5%
48,042 Votes

Richard Madaleno (D)
6.0%
34,184 Votes

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Alec Ross (D)
2.4%
13,780 Votes

Ralph Jaffe (D)
1.7%
9,405 Votes

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James Jones (D)
1.6%
9,188 Votes

Total votes: 566,838

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Governor of Maryland

Incumbent Larry Hogan advanced from the Republican primary for Governor of Maryland on June 26, 2018.

Larry Hogan (R)
100%
210,935 Votes

Total votes: 210,935

2016

rated Maryland's U.S. Senate race as safely Democratic. In the U.S. Senate race in Maryland, incumbent Barbara Mikulski chose to retire, leaving the seat open in 2016. The election attracted a large number of Democratic, Republican and independent candidates. Chris Van Hollen (D) defeated Kathy Szeliga (R), Arvin Vohra (Libertarian), Margaret Flowers (Green), and several write-in candidates in the general election on November 8, 2016. Van Hollen defeated nine other Democrats to win the nomination, and Szeliga defeated 13 other Republicans in the primary. The primary elections took place on April 26, 2016.

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen 60.9% 1,659,907
Republican Kathy Szeliga 35.7% 972,557
Green Margaret Flowers 3.3% 89,970
N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,736
Total Votes 2,726,170
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

U.S. Senate, Maryland Democratic Primary, 2016

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen 53.2% 470,320
Donna Edwards 38.9% 343,620
Freddie Dickson 1.7% 14,856
Theresa Scaldaferri 1.5% 13,178
Violet Staley 1.2% 10,244
Lih Young 1% 8,561
Charles Smith 0.9% 7,912
Ralph Jaffe 0.8% 7,161
Blaine Taylor 0.7% 5,932
Ed Tinus 0.3% 2,560
Total Votes 884,344
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

U.S. Senate, Maryland Republican Primary, 2016

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Szeliga 35.6% 135,337
Chris Chaffee 13.7% 52,066
Chrys Kefalas 9.6% 36,340
Richard Douglas 7.6% 29,007
Dave Wallace 6.1% 23,226
Sean Connor 5.7% 21,727
Lynn Richardson 5.5% 20,792
John Graziani 4.4% 16,722
Greg Holmes 4.3% 16,148
Mark McNicholas 2.6% 9,988
Joseph Hooe 2.2% 8,282
Anthony Seda 1% 3,873
Richard Shawver 0.8% 3,155
Garry Yarrington 0.8% 2,988
Total Votes 379,651
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

2014

Jaffe ran for election to the office of Governor of Maryland. Jaffe lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary Election

Governor of Maryland, Democratic Primary, 2014

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown/Ken Ulman 51.4% 249,398
Douglas Gansler/Jolene Ivey 24.2% 117,383
Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates 21.6% 104,721
Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia 1.4% 6,863
Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker 0.7% 3,507
Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe 0.7% 3,221
Total Votes 485,093
Election results via Maryland State Board of Elections.

2012

Jaffe ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maryland. He was defeated by incumbent Ben Cardin in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.

U.S. Senate-Maryland Democratic Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Cardin Incumbent 74.2% 240,704
Raymond Blagmon 1.8% 5,909
C. Anthony Muse 15.7% 50,807
J.P. Cusick 1.5% 4,778
Christopher Garner 2.9% 9,274
Ralph Jaffe 1% 3,313
Blaine Taylor 1.3% 4,376
Ed Tinus 0.3% 1,064
Lih Young 1.2% 3,993
Total Votes 324,218