Cardin wins reelection in Maryland

Cardin wins reelection in Maryland
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Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinAmerica is in desperate need of infrastructure investment: Senate highway bill a step in the right direction Financial aid fraud is wrong — but overcorrection could hurt more students Democrats denounce Trump's attack on Cummings: 'These are not the words of a patriot' 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 ClintonThe Memo: Polls flash warning signs for Trump Polls suggest Sanders may be underestimated 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall 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.