At another earlier event, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) joins hands with County Exec. Ike Leggett and Montgomery County Council members Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal. FILE PHOTO.
BETHESDA – Carrying Montgomery County by 56 percentage points, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-8) won the Democratic primary for Senate Tuesday night, defeating Rep. Donna Edwards (D-4) and eight other Democrats with 53 percent of the statewide.
On the same night, state Del. Kathy Szeliga (R-7) won the Republican nomination with a plurality by topping 13 other GOP contenders, earning 36 percent of the statewide vote.