Two veteran campaigners will face off in November for the Congressional seat being vacated by current Representative John Delaney (MD-6), who is running for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election.
Businessman David Trone will be the Democratic candidate, while on the Republican side Amie Hoeber will once again be the Republican candidate for the Maryland 6th District Congressional seat.
In the Primary Election held June 26, businessman David Trone beat current Maryland Delegate and Darnestown resident Aruna Miller to earn the nomination. Trone garnered 23,632 votes in the Maryland 6th District which spans from the UpCounty area of Montgomery County west covering Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties in the Maryland panhandle.
Trone, 62, a Potomac resident and co-owner of national liquor retailer Total Wine & More, ran an unsuccessful campaign for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in 2016. He lost to Rep. Jamie Raskin in 2016. Trone had become a well-known figure in Maryland politics after spending $13 million on advertising in that race, and it is reported that he spent more than $10 million of his own money on the 6th District Primary race.
Hoeber is a defense contractor, easily won the GOP primary. This will be her second time running for this seat. She ran unsuccessfully against Delaney in the 2016 election.
Miller carried Montgomery County topping Trone by 987 votes, 13,995 to 13,008, but Trone easily carried Frederick, Allegany, and Washington counties. In Garrett County, Roger Manno was the top vote-getter, followed by Trone.
The results of the Primary Election mean that once again the Maryland 6th District will have a Congressional Representative who does not live in the District they represent. Trone, Hoeber, and Delaney all live in Potomac which is in the 8th District. Congressional candidates are not required to live in the district they represent.