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Donoghue gets nod to move on in delegate race

September 13, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Maryland Del. John P. Donoghue won the Democratic nomination in his House of Delegates Subdistrict 2C race on Tuesday, defeating James M. Devine, according to complete, but unofficial results.

Based on reports from all 17 Washington County precincts, Donoghue received 1,654 votes to 378 for Devine.

On the Republican side, Paul Muldowney won his party's nomination over Scott Hesse.

Although Hesse announced in July that he was withdrawing from the race, his name remained on the ballot, which already had been printed. Muldowney received 1,261 votes, while Hesse received 496.

Donoghue, 49, is seeking a fifth four-year term. Subdistrict 2C, which he represents, roughly covers the same area as the city of Hagerstown.

The general election is Nov. 7.

Devine, 54, said Tuesday afternoon that he would support Donoghue if he lost.

Muldowney, 71, served two terms as a delegate from 1979 to 1987.

As a Democrat, he lost to Donoghue in a primary in 1998. Muldowney later switched his party affiliation to Republican.

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The salary for delegates is $43,500.

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