Levine is One of Five Incumbents Defeated

Levine is One of Five Incumbents Defeated

Two-term House member tried to run double campaign, losing both

There's a reason why candidates have never tried running in two different Democratic primaries at the same time. Voters clearly don't like it.

That's why Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-31) dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor when it appeared that she would likely lose her House district if she stayed in the statewide race. But Del. Mark Levine (D-45) stayed in the fight for lieutenant governor, finishing in third place and losing his House seat to challenger Elizabeth Bennett Parker.

"Whatever the future lies for me, I know I will never stop speaking out against injustice," said Levine. "I still believe if you’re persistent and creative, get the details right, and work with others of good will, even the toughest problems can be solved."

Del. Lee Carter (D-50) came in last place in the Democratic primary for governor while also losing his house seat to Michelle Maldonado. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86) and Del. Steve Heretick (D-79) also lost to challengers this week. On the Republican side, Del. Charles Poindexter (R-9) lost to challenger Wren Williams.