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November 3, 2011

Cardin to kick off campaign

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, one of a handful of Democrats considered a safe bet for reelection to the Senate next year, will officially kick off his campaign in Baltimore on Sunday, his campaign announced Thursday.

"The last few years have been tough times and there is still much work to be done to get people back to work and to restore our growth economy,” Cardin said in a statement. “I want to continue the fight and help rebuild the American dream."

Cardin, 68, was elected to the Senate in 2006 after serving 20 years in the House of Representatives and 20 years in the Maryland House of Delegates. He has become a leading voice in the Senate on environmental and fiscal issues.

At least one Republican candidate, former Secret Service agent Daniel Bongino, is endeavoring to mount a challenge to Cardin. Another, state Del. Patrick McDonough, has said he is considering a run.

Cardin will make the announcement at the Museum of Industry.

Posted by John Fritze at 9:41 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Washington


Can you tell us why? After forty of higher taxes and crime, with no end in sight, why re-elect the same problem makers?

@Mark Burke:
The only thing worse would be electing a Republican.

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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.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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