In decisive victories, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Governor and Larry Hogan the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial primary. These victories set the stage for the general election to be held in November.
As reported by the Baltimore Sun,
Brown’s win over Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur — both of whom conceded defeat shortly after 10 p.m. — was the result of a campaign promoted by more than $12 million and statewide name recognition.
Brown ran on a platform of building on O’Malley administration priorities. He promoted his plan to eventually expand half-day pre-K to all Maryland 4-year-olds and pitched himself as a competent leader who could make the state even better.