Maryland voters could elect all-male delegation

Posted at 7:44 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 19:44:25-04

Maryland's tradition of sending women to Capitol Hill could come to a halt Tuesday. It's possible that voters could elect an all-male delegation.

Currently, two Maryland women are in Congress. Senator Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring and congresswoman Donna Edwards. Edwards ran for Senate in the primary, but was defeated by Chris Van Hollen.

There are two Maryland women on the ballot this year, but they're both Republicans facing an uphill battle in the blue state.

Republican Aime Hoeber is running against incumbent John Delaney to represent Maryland's sixth congressional district. Republic stat delegate Kathy Szeliga is running for the open senate seat.

A University of Maryland-Washington Post poll from late September showed Van Hollen leading Szeliga 58 percent to 29 percent.

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