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October 10, 2011

Utah senator endorses Bongino

Dan Bongino, a Republican candidate for Senate in Maryland, picked up the endorsement Monday of Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

Lee, a Tea Party favorite, knocked off incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett in the 2010 election, an upset that was among the first examples of long-time lawmakers losing to new, conservative challengers.

"As a party and as a movement, we must believe in the right candidate, someone with an unquestionable passion and a deep conviction that will transcend any political persuasion," Lee said in a statement.

Bongino, of Severna Park, is a former U.S. Secret Service agent who announced his candidacy in May. If he wins the GOP nomination, he would face incumbent Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin in the general election.

Posted by John Fritze at 10:31 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Washington


As a registered Republican, I welcome your candidacy sir, Dan Bongino.. It is high time to replace all Democratic US Maryland Senators - we only hear their names when it is time for their reelection comes.

That is great news!
Conservatives and Liberals alike should take a minute to explore Mr. Bongino has a future member of the Senate from MD.
Close your eyes to party and look at the quality of this man.


The only endorcements that counts, are the ones I am seeking. The Citizens of the State of Maryland are in Charge of Maryland not a Senator from another State.

William Capps

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

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