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Sen. Cardin Joins Renewed Push in Congress to Adopt Equal Rights Amendment

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Photo courtesy of Sen. Ben Cardin/Twitter

Maryland’s senior U.S. senator and a group of his Democratic colleagues are leading an effort in Congress to adopt a long-awaited constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal protections to women.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski Bids Farewell on Senate Floor

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Courtesy C-SPAN
Courtesy C-SPAN

In keeping with senatorial tradition, retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski gave a summary speech today about her tenure serving in Congress as she prepares to leave behind a 45-year career in public service.

After Weeks of Cardin Confusion, Mikulski Gives Obama Victory on Obama Deal

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Sens. Ben Cardin and Barb Mikulski
Sens. Ben Cardin and Barb Mikulski

Since President Barack Obama announced a deal with Iranian officials to limit that country’s nuclear program, most eyes have been on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin as he . But when it came time to decide whether the deal was going to get through Congress, it was Barbara Mikulski who flexed her seniority, and ended up giving the president the votes by saying she would vote for the deal. Meanwhile, junior Senator Cardin is still deliberating.

Ben Cardin Talks Up Baltimore Breweries While Pushing Beer Legislation on Capitol Hill

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cardinHeavy Seas were reported on the Senate floor this week, as a Maryland Senator finally took up an issue we all care about: beer.

How Many Politicians Does It Take to Unseat Senator Cardin?

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Will eighteen do it?

Maryland Junior Senator Ben Cardin is up for re-election and eighteen challengers have registered to vie for the seat. Cardin will face eight Democrats in his party’s primary, while ten Republican hopefuls will battle it out amongst themselves before the general election.

They may find he’s pretty tough to beat. The guy has been winning elections since 1967! Before his election to the US Senate six years ago, he spent twenty years in the House of Representatives. And before that he spent twenty years in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Cardin is popular for his support of environmental issues and civil rights. And he may see his political capital increase: he was one of only thirteen senators to vote against the increasingly unpopular National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the indefinite detention of American citizens suspected of terrorism.

Oh yeah, and he has raised more than two million dollars to fund his campaign, a number that dwarfs the efforts of his challengers.

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