Lollar Carries Calvert, St. Mary's

All Candidates Lost in Their Home County

By David Noss

This chart shows how Hoyer, Lollar, and Shickle fared with voters in So. Md.
This chart shows how Hoyer, Lollar, and Shickle fared with voters in So. Md. (Data source: Board of Elections; Chart:

CALIFORNIA, Md. (November 3, 2010)—While Republican Charles Lollar was unable to capitalize on the anti-incumbent sentiment in the nation to unseat incumbent Democrat Steny Hoyer, he did carry both Calvert County and St. Mary's County by healthy margins.

Lollar won in Calvert by a margin of 54.1% to Hoyer's 44.5%. Shickle took 1.4% off the top.

The margin was even more pronounced in St. Mary's County where Lollar pummeled Hoyer with 57% of the vote to his 42%. Shickle captured 1% of the voters.

Hoyer resides in St. Mary's County in Mechanicsville.

The results in Charles County were more in-line with the district wide tallies. Hoyer had 61% of the votes to Lollar's 38%. Shickle was consistent, taking 1%.

Lollar and Shickle reside in Charles County.

District-wide, Hoyer won with 60.55% of the vote. Lollar made a respectable showing with 38.31% and political newbie Gavin Shickle claimed 1.1% overall.

The 5th congressional district also includes portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties.

Absentee and provisional ballots still need to be counted, but it is unlikely they will change the outcome.

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