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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

Letters to Vladimir

Dear Fellow Marylanders, This week marks two years since the arrest and jailing of Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition leader, historian, and journalist. He was arrested just days after testifying in Washington before the U.S. Helsinki Commission, which I chaired at the time. Vladimir was unjustly imprisoned by the Russian government for opposing the Putin regime’s attacks on Russian democracy and his unprovoked war against Ukraine. Vladimir isn’t just an inspirational voice for freedom. He is also my friend. To mark this grim milestone, I recently brought together members of Congress, administration officials, representatives from the diplomatic community, and leaders from an array...

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