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Maryland Republican primary, 2008


Maryland Republican primary, 2008

Maryland Republican primary, 2008

February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12)

Candidate John McCain Mike Huckabee
Party Republican Republican
Home state Arizona Arkansas
Delegate count 37 0
Popular vote 176,046 91,608
Percentage 54.84% 28.54%

The 2008 Maryland Republican primary took place on February 12, 2008. The state sent 37 delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Three delegates were awarded to the winner of each of the state's eight congressional districts; the remainder of the state's delegates were at-large. John McCain won the primary election.[1]

In opinion polling conducted on February 7 and 8, John McCain was the heavy favorite among Maryland's Republican voters. 56% of respondents supported him, 17% Mike Huckabee, 10% Ron Paul, with the rest scattered or undecided.[2]

The District of Columbia and State of Virginia held their primaries on the same date, leading the day to be dubbed the "Potomac primary" by many pundits, after the river that borders all three jurisdictions.


100% of precincts reporting[3][4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
John McCain 176,046 54.84% 37
Mike Huckabee 91,608 28.54% 0
Mitt Romney* 21,426 6.99% 0
Ron Paul 19,196 5.98% 0
Rudy Giuliani* 4,548 1.42% 0
Alan Keyes 3,386 1.05% 0
Fred Thompson* 2,901 0.90% 0
Duncan Hunter* 522 0.16% 0
Tom Tancredo* 356 0.11% 0
Total 320,989 100% 37

*Candidate suspended campaign prior to this primary

See also


  1. ^ Obama sweeps Maryland, Va., D.C. - Decision '08 -
  2. ^ "Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13334". Survey USA. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Official 2008 Primary Election results for President of the United States". Maryland State Board of Elections. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ "RESULTS: Maryland". CNN. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
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