ELKTON — Kevin Hornberger will face incumbent Delegate David Rudolph in November after winning the party primary Tuesday in District 35A for the Maryland House of Delegates.

“The feeling of euphoria has washed over me,” Hornberger said. However, he said the real battle is yet to come, facing a delegate who has been in the office since 1994.

“The real work begins tomorrow (Wednesday) morning,” he said.

In District 35B, which has no incumbents seeking re-election, Daniel Lamey and Jeffrey Elliott will represent Democrats in November against GOP winners Andrew Cassilly and Teresa Reilly.

Cassilly, however, wasn’t too quick to accept his win late Tuesday night.

“It looks like Jason (Gallion) was ahead in Cecil County and there were a couple of districts in Level still out,” he said, adding Gallion had strong support in that area.

Reilly on the other hand, called it “a good, good night.”

“I am now ready to claim victory,” she said.

Reilly said she would take a few days to rest before resuming her campaign.

Hornberger easily led the party primary defeating John Mackie Jr. and Mary Podlesak.

“I feel validated ... all the hard work and support from family and friends,” he said.

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