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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

Old Glory

Dear Fellow Marylanders, The history books say that in the midst of the War of 1812, Baltimore resident Mary Pickersgill was asked by General Samuel Smith to make a flag “so large that the British will have no difficulty seeing it from a distance.” That flag – 30-feet tall and 42-feet wide – was raised and flown over Fort McHenry during the famous Battle of Baltimore in 1814. Mary Pickersgill’s flag became the inspiration for the poem written by Francis Scott Key, which would eventually become our country’s national anthem and help shape our national identity. For over 200 years, Maryland and the American flag have been interconnected. So it goes without saying that yesterday (June 14),...

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