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Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth is projected to win the state's U.S. House primary election

Elfreth defeated Harry Dunn, a former U.S. Capitol Police officer who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Maryland State Sen. Sarah Elfreth
Posted at 10:43 PM, May 14, 2024

Scripps News and Decision Desk HQ project that Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth has won Tuesday's Democratic primary election for a U.S. Congressional seat.

Elfreth defeated Harry Dunn, a former U.S. Capitol Police officer who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and close to two dozen other candidates in a crowded race.

In the Maryland state assembly, Elfreth's district includes the capitol Annapolis.

The winner of the seat in November will replace Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, who has held the post in the U.S. House for nine terms. Sarbanes is one of roughly two dozen Democrats who will not seek reelection this cycle.

In other Maryland races, Scripps News and Decision Desk HQ project Angela Alsobrooks, currently the county executive of Prince George's County, Maryland, is the winner of the Democratic Senate primary.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are the projected winners of their respective presidential primaries in the state.