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.