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  • McConnell Moves to Shut Down Debate on Iran Nuke-Deal Review Bill

    05/05/2015 10:36:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2015 | 8:56 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday evening moved to end debate on bipartisan legislation that will allow Congress to review an Iran nuclear deal, after amendments proposed by some Republicans threatened to cost it Democratic support. McConnell’s action sets up a vote on Thursday to end debate. That would clear the way for a vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, a bill crafted by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in such a way as to ensure maximum bipartisan support and fend off an earlier White House veto...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Democrats Seek To Repeal AUMF

    02/14/2015 3:59:29 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, has allowed the President to conduct counterterrorism operations overseas. Long derided as overbroad (yet still used by President Obama to justify questionable foreign decisions) by opponents, two Democrats now want to repeal it. As the Associated Press reported: Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chris Murphy of Connecticut say Congress never intended to authorize a perpetual war when it passed the legislation more than a decade ago. They introduced a bill Friday and said the president and Congress should...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Obama-Menendez dispute shows Dem Iran rift

    01/18/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/17/15
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A heated exchanged between President Barack Obama and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) broke out Thursday over whether the U.S. should reimpose sanctions on Iran amid ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program, according to two senators who were in the room. Menendez, the leading Democrat pushing for additional sanctions against Iran, forcefully pressed Obama on the need for additional sanctions during a meeting in which Obama urged Menendez and other senators to drop their efforts to pass sanctions legislation. Additional sanctions, Obama argued, could torpedo ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. The unusually sharp exchange, between...
  • Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'VIDEO

    01/21/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JAN 21,2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'
  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling

    09/16/2014 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Fritze
    Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill, the Maryland Democrat said the bill had "gotten new life" and that he hoped the proposal could forward this year. "How many more Michael Browns will we have?" Cardin asked. "We all know that profiling is un-American and wrong. We know it turns communities against law enforcement, where they need to work together."
  • Boxer: EPA will return to full strength as quickly as possible after shutdown

    10/16/2013 12:40:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    The head of the Senate panel overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that the agency’s chief is committed to restarting its operations as soon as possible once the government shutdown ends. “Knowing Gina McCarthy the way I do, Administrator McCarthy, she will get up and running as fast as she can,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said at a press conference on Wednesday. “And knowing the workers as well as I know them, they care deeply," she added. "Their morale is low, but they know that America is behind them." Boxer’s comments came as House and Senate leadership was scrambling...
  • Cardin: House GOP won't compromise

    09/23/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    stardem.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | JOSH BOLLINGER
    EASTON — After spending the weekend in St. Michaels, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., was in Easton on Sunday, Sept. 22, to talk politics and what's going on in Washington, D.C. "What's going on in Washington today is outrageous," Cardin said. "We can't get the Republicans to sit down and take on the responsibilities to govern." On Friday, the House passed a continuing resolution that would defund the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but would fund the government through Dec. 15, 2013. If the bill doesn't make it through the Senate by the end of September, it would force a...
  • Two Md. Senators Call For Action Following Navy Yard Shootings

    09/19/2013 8:08:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    wfmd.com ^ | September 19, 2013
    Senator Cardin wants stricter gun legislation. The massacre at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday has led to calls for more restrictive gun legislation. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) says it's time for common sense measures, such as universal background checks. "Gun owners think it's a good thing to do," he says. "Eliminating these large ammo capacity clips is something we should enact in our country. It saves lives and will not inconvenience gun owners." Many critics of gun regulations say the nation already has enough laws on books which cover firearms. "We do have laws on the books. The problem...
  • Senate panel plans fall hearing on biofuel rule

    08/01/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2013 | Zack Colman
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard this fall, Bettina Poirier, a Democratic committee aide, told The Hill on Wednesday. The announcement raises the specter that changes to the nearly decade-old biofuel-blending mandate could be in the offing. The planned hearing comes as members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are working on legislation to overhaul the rule. The mandate, approved by Congress in a 2005 energy law and expanded two years later, requires refiners to blend 36 billion gallons of biofuel with conventional petroleum by 2022. Some Democrats on...
  • Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

    07/31/2013 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 31, 201
    LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 17 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end legal racial profiling. “Recent events demonstrate that racial profiling remains a divisive issue that strikes at the very foundation of our democracy,” Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) said when he introduced the bill in the House of Representatives Tuesday. “Though the death of Trayvon Martin was not the result of a law enforcement encounter, the issues of race and reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct are so...
  • A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY (Maria Bartiromo calls Dem Senator out for being duplicitous)

    12/26/2012 8:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson
    Maria Bartiromo cuffed Senator Ben Cardin (D., MD) about the ears when he turned up on her show to peddle the party line on the fiscal cliff negotiations. Having unsuccessfully explored alternatives to raising tax rates with him, she commented: “That’s all you want to do. That’s it. It’s your way or the highway. Raise the rates on the rich. No other way. Your way or the highway. That’s it. That’s where we are. Thank you, Senator.”Bartiromo was not amused. She heatedly observed: “You’re talking about $1.2 trillion in revenue, but you’re not prepared to put anything on the...
  • Md. opponents confident they can uproot Cardin from Senate

    10/24/2012 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | David Hill
    The top two challengers in Maryland’s U.S. Senate race are hoping to unseat Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, but they are spending much of their time battling each another. Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani have taken turns in recent weeks dismissing the other and describing himself as the one true threat to Mr. Cardin, a first-term senator whom political analysts consider a strong favorite to win re-election. Mr. Bongino entered the race a year ago. He churned up grass-roots support throughout the state and defeated nine other Republicans in the primary. Mr. Sobhani — an entrepreneur and author —...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Bongino for Senate

    08/20/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has made another foray into Maryland politics, endorsing GOP candidate Dan Bongino in what she calls his "uphill battle" for the Senate, his campaign announced Monday. In 2010, the former Alaska governor backed Republican Brian Murphy in his unsuccessful GOP primary bid against former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Bongino, a retired Secret Service agent, is challenging first-term Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin. "Dan has seen what politicians have done to our country, and he's decided, 'If I'm not part of the solution, I'm part of the problem,'" Palin said in a statement released...
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • Reid bill might block state immigration laws

    11/28/2011 11:39:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2011 | Joel Gehrke
    Democrats in Congress have proposed a new racial profiling ban that could thwart state and local laws on immigration enforcement, such as the controversial Arizona law currently tied up in federal court, by witholding federal funding for state and local law enforcement agencies engaged in "racial profiling" and empowering the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file lawsuits against state and local governments. Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and lead sponsor Ben Cardin, D-Md., are pushing the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011, which would, among other things, "withhold federal law enforcement funding if local and state governments failed to adopt effective...
  • Ben Cardin Tell Crowd "Obama Has Started To Restore Trust In Health Care," Crowd Erupts (Video)

    08/13/2009 7:43:08 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 942+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/13/09 | talkradio03
    Ben Cardin hears from the people in Hagerstown, MD,
  • Opponents of ObamaCare Dominate Sen. Ben Cardin's Town Hall Meeting in Maryland - Video 8/10/09

    08/11/2009 4:54:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 430+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on the Town Hall Meeting held by Sen. Ben Cardin in Towson, Maryland last night, August 10, 2009, where it was totally dominated by opponents of ObamaCare. I would remind you that Maryland is a "Blue" State, a place where proponents of ObamaCare should be in the majority, if it is really catching on with the American people. I think that it clearly is not. Below is video of Fox News' Griff Jenkins reporting from Sen. Ben Cardin's Town Hall Event last night in Maryland where he said anti-ObamaCare protesters far out-numbered those in favor....
  • VIDEO: Sen. Ben Cardin Booed, Heckled By Crowd At Town Hall

    08/10/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 47 replies · 2,683+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) was booed and heckled by constituents over health care reform.
  • Maryland Senators Town Hall Information

    08/04/2009 7:08:07 AM PDT · by 7thson · 8 replies · 945+ views
    This is from Sen. Cardin’s website - http://cardin.senate.gov/. The coward is only holding 2 town halls in the month of August. Butch is laid up and probably will not hold any town hall meetings.
  • Cardin Introduces Newspaper Revitalization Act [Let them be Nonprofits]

    03/24/2009 9:08:15 AM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies · 581+ views
    WBAL ^ | 3/24/09
    Senator Cardin has introduced legislation that would allow newspapers to become non-profit organizations. A release from Senator Cardin's office says the Newspaper Revitalization Act would allow newspapers to operate as non-profits, if they choose, under 501(c)(3) status for educational purposes, similar to public broadcasting. The release states under this arrangement, newspapers would not be allowed to make political endorsements, but would be allowed to freely report on all issues, including political campaigns. The release from Senator Cardin's office says advertising and subscription revenue would be tax exempt and contributions to support coverage or operations could be tax deductible. WBAL News...
  • CONSTITUENT SURVEY AT SENATOR BEN CARDIN'S WEBSITE

    06/25/2008 10:38:44 AM PDT · by 7thson · 23 replies · 135+ views
    Below is the survey question at Senator Ben Cardin's website. If you are a Maryland Freeper, I invite you to visit the website - http://cardin.senate.gov/ - and participate in the survey. If you are not a Maryland Freeper, vist anyway.
  • Sample Ballots in Pr. George's Misidentify Candidates (Ehrlich-Steele camp. dirty tricks?)

    11/07/2006 12:17:23 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 59 replies · 2,205+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-7-06 | Ernesto Londo
    <p>Inaccurate sample ballots describing Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Senate candidate Michael S. Steele as Democrats were handed out to voters in at least four polling sites in Prince George's County this morning.The ballots were handed out by people who said they arrived by buses this morning from Pennsylvania and Delaware.</p>
  • Tight Race For Senate And Governor In Maryland (Update on Survey USA Poll)

    11/03/2006 3:11:55 PM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 661+ views
    WUSA ^ | 11/3/06
    There are now just four days until Election Day and a brand new poll shows the top races in Maryland are closer than ever. Our SurveyUSA poll, conducted exclusively for 9NEWS NOW, shows Democrat Martin O'Malley leading Republican Bob Ehrlich in the Race for Governor, but only by one point. That’s within the survey's 3.8 percent margin of sampling error, meaning the contest is a tie. Men are rallying to Ehrlich. Ehrlich trailed among men by 3 on 9/20, led by 6 on 10/18 and leads by 18 today. O'Malley leads by 18 among women. That’s up from 17 points...
  • Michael J. Fox admits Ignorance

    10/29/2006 9:20:02 AM PST · by ez · 345 replies · 14,544+ views
    This Week with steffi ^ | 10/29/06 | ez
    Did anyone notice that Micheal J. Fox admitted on ABC this morning that he had not read the initiative he campaigned for? It happens at 4:23 of his interview with steffi. Go to the ABC News website and do a search for Micheal J. Fox and you can view it.
  • Steele hits back at Cardin/Fox ad

    10/27/2006 8:38:05 AM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 95 replies · 3,974+ views
    Ouch! I'm pretty confident that Michael Steele is going to beat Ben Cardin in Maryland's Senate race, in part because Cardin keeps shooting himself in the foot. He's now running one of those disgraceful Michael J. Fox embryonic stem cell research ads, which misrepresents Steele's position on the issue (as well as President Bush's). Here is Steele's devastating response, in his own ad: STEELE: I’m Michael Steele, and I approve this message. TURNER: I’m Dr. Monica Turner. Congressman Ben Cardin is attacking Michael Steele with deceptive, tasteless ads. He is using the victim of a terrible disease to frighten people...
  • Toss-Up For Open MD US Senate Seat (Survey USA: Steele & Cardin tied 46%-46%!)

    10/18/2006 11:15:42 PM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 66 replies · 1,587+ views
    Toss-Up For Open MD US Senate Seat: In an election for U.S. Senator in Maryland today, 10/18/06, Republican Michael Steele and Democrat Ben Cardin tie, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WMAR-TV Baltimore and WUSA-TV Washington DC. 20 days to the 11/7/06 election, it's Steele 46%, Cardin 46%. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 4 weeks ago, on 9/20/06, the Democrat Cardin has lost 1 point, the Republican Steele has lost 2. 53% of whites vote for Republican Steele, the same percentage who vote for the Republican Bob Ehrlich in the MD Governor's race. But: Steele, who is...
  • Cardin enlists help of Obama

    09/26/2006 10:52:49 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-26-06 | S. A. Miller
    Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin has called on U.S. Sen. Barack Obama to woo black voters in his Senate run against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a black Republican making inroads in Maryland minority communities that typically vote Democrat. "I think he will be helpful for energizing my campaign," Mr. Cardin said of plans to campaign tomorrow with the Illinois Democrat, the country's only black senator. "I think he will attract all voters of Maryland."
  • Democrats accuse Steele of 'political identity theft'

    09/22/2006 9:15:18 AM PDT · by youthgonewild · 33 replies · 8,379+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 22, 2006 | Jennifer Skalka
    No, Maryland voters, the printer did not make an error. Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's new campaign signs seem to identify him as a Democrat. A "Steele Democrat," they read. The bright blue placards and bumper stickers made their debut yesterday in Baltimore during an event announcing a new coalition of Democrats supporting the lieutenant governor's U.S. Senate bid. Steele, of course, is the Republican nominee for Senate and a former chairman of the state Republican Party. The group and accompanying signs appear to be the latest Steele effort to distance himself from an unpopular White House and a Republican...
  • Secret Cardin Staffer Blog Exposed! ( vs Steele in Maryland )

    09/16/2006 8:06:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 562+ views
    Wizbang ^ | September 15, 2006 | Kevin Aylward
    Just days after Rep. Ben Cardin won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Maryland, we've found the secret blog of a female Cardin staffer who has quite a bit to say about race, gender, and creepy old Jewish guys... It's not quite Washingtonienne, but Cardin's mystery staffer, known as Persuasionatrix, is dishing some anonymous dirt that's sure to leave a black eye on the campaign... [Predictably that site is has been modified to remove the last two posts, but it's been preserved here at Wizbang Politics] First, in a race where race is the great unspoken factor (Cardin's main...
  • Poll Shows Latest on Senate, Governor's Races (Maryland--Mfume within 1% of Cardin!)

    04/17/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington Post.com ^ | April 12, 2006 | Tim Craig and John Wagner
    It turns out the numbers in the Comptroller's race aren't the only interesting ones in a new poll commissioned by Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), a hopeful for the office. The same poll, conducted by Garin Hart Yang, showed the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a statistical dead heat between Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader. Cardin had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Mfune netted 31 percent. No other caniddate received more than 3 percent and 32 percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary for governor,...
  • Support follows racial lines

    01/12/2006 11:04:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | S.A. Miller
    Endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates are dividing along racial lines in Maryland's Democratic Party. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white, has received more than 100 endorsements for his Senate bid, but just seven have come from black Democratic officials. Kweisi Mfume, who is black and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has received 29 Senate endorsements, but just two have come from white Democratic officials. Racial issues have disquieted state Democratic leaders, who have borne long-standing complaints of ignoring black voters that Mr. Mfume himself reiterated during a speech last summer.
  • Kweisi Mfume gets cold shoulder from Dems

    04/29/2005 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 1,579+ views
    Gazette ^ | 04/29/05 | Thomas Dennison
    c E-Mail This Article by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer Apr. 29, 2005 ANNAPOLIS -- Six weeks into Kweisi Mfume's campaign for the U.S. Senate, Democrats here and nationally believe the former congressman from Baltimore is being shoved aside or written off by powerful forces within the state party. Many Maryland Democrats -- black and white -- are shying away from Mfume's candidacy and privately criticizing his campaign for not being well-organized. Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him...
  • Rep. Ben Cardin Announces U.S. Senate Campaign

    04/27/2005 6:38:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 439+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2005 | Brian Witte
    "Together with Barbara Mikulski, I intend to carry on the work of Paul Sarbanes," Cardin said in a statement, referring to Maryland's other U.S. senator