7th District special primary turnout was low
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.