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Cardin Announces He will not Run
for Re-election in 2024

May 1, 2023

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior senator and Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his current term. He released the following statement and video with his wife, Myrna Cardin.

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Letters From Ben

Political Violence

Dear Fellow Marylanders, From Alexander Hamilton’s and Aaron Burr’s duel 220 years ago this month, to the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to the more recent murder of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, and most recent assassination attempt on the former president, political violence has been an unfortunate part of American history. Political violence is indicative of a strained political climate and often happens in the context of a country that is seemingly pulling itself apart, at all levels of government, with Americans “picking sides” and declaring the other side an “enemy.” Today, once again, our democracy and...

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