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.


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.