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Breaking Down the Primary Vote in Maryland

Every seat in Maryland's General Assembly is up for grabs in 2014 - as are all its statewide offices. The results of primary elections for those seats, and a bevy of positions at the county level, could have profound implications on a number of critical issues in our region. Kojo explores the results of Maryland's primaries and examines what they may mean for communities throughout the area.

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Maryland Democratic Attorney General nominee and State Sen.
Brian Frosh talks with Kojo Nnamdi, Mark Plotkin and WAMU 88.5's Matt Bush on what issues he hopes to address if he secures a seat in November's general election.

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A Look At The Democratic Race For Governor

The big win in the Maryland primaries Tuesday night was Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who confirmed predictions in the polls with a victory over challengers Doug Gansler and Heather Mizeur.

Brown's victory in the Democratic primary for governor was "not a surprise" for many supporters and voters in Tuesday's election.

The surprise came in how quickly Brown earned the victory — just more than an hour after polls closed and before returns from Montgomery County were filed.

Low turnout likely helped Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur stay close to Doug Gansler in the race for a Democratic nod for governor, with 21 percent of the vote to Gansler's 23.8 percent with 55 percent of precincts reporting.

But she also ran a positive campaign, and as a result, had very few negative attacks against her.

Watch WAMU 88.5 host Kojo Nnamdi and reporter Matt Bush talk about Mizeur's campaign and her future.

--Erica R. Hendry

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