7th District spe­cial pri­mary turnout was low

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - MARYLAND - By Chris­tine Zhang

Demo­crat Kweisi Mfume, the former U.S. con­gress­man and NAACP leader, and Repub­li­can Kim­berly Klacik, a non­profit founder and Bal­ti­more County Repub­li­can Cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­ber, emerged from Mary­land’s 7th District spe­cial pri­mary as their party’s nom­i­nees to fin­ish the term of the late Rep. Eli­jah Cum­mings. The two will face off in less than three months, when they’ll also likely face at least some of those they de­feated Tues­day. Both the spe­cial gen­eral elec­tion to com­plete Cum­mings’ term and the reg­u­lar pri­mary for the term be­gin­ning Jan. 3 take place on April 28. While other races on the bal­lot then, in­clud­ing for pri­maries for pres­i­dent of the United States and Bal­ti­more mayor, could al­ter the elec­torate, there are still some po­ten­tial lessons to be learned from the spe­cial pri­mary re­sults. Here’s a look at how can­di­dates per­formed in the district’s three ju­ris­dic­tions as well as a few notes about turnout.

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