BALTIMORE - State Sen. Brian Frosh is the Democratic nominee for Maryland attorney general.
As of midnight, with 88 percent of the precincts reporting, Frosh had 49 percent of the vote (183,945 votes overall) compared with 31 percent for state Del. Jon Cardin (118,164 votes) and 20 percent for Del. Aisha Braveboy (73,529).
Frosh came on strong in recent weeks in the campaign after polls in both The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post had him trailing Cardin by as much as 10 points.
"From our perspective, we had a series of building blocks laid out on this campaign and they all fell into the right place on election night," Frosh said.
Cardin's campaign manager Andy Carton said Cardin conceded around 10:20 p.m. and will support Frosh on the general election.
"We ran a clean campaign for the most part and a campaign we can be proud of," Carton said. "We stayed positive and we're all Democrats moving forward."
Frosh will face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker and Libertarian Leo Wayne in the Nov. 4 general election. Neither of them had primary competition.
Frosh has been a state legislator from Montgomery County for 28 years. He is in his 20th year as a senator. He was endorsed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other state Democratic leaders, who touted his long record as an advocate for public safety and environmental issues.
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***The Associated Press contributed to this story.