Cardin wins reelection in Maryland

Cardin wins reelection in Maryland
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Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDemocrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism The Secure Act makes critical reforms to our retirement system — let's pass it this year Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death MORE (D-Md.) easily won reelection Tuesday to return to the Senate for a third term.

Cardin defeated Republican Tony Campbell, a lecturer at Towson University, and independent candidate Neal Simon, a financial services executive who spent more than $1.7 million on his campaign.

Cardin’s reelection is unsurprising in a state that has not had a Republican senator since 1987 and that voted for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here's how to make sure he shows up Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE in the 2016 election.

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Cardin’s political career spans more than 50 years, first as a Maryland state lawmaker, then as a House member before being elected to the Senate in 2006.