Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A new poll released by Goucher College shows that Marylanders see negative effects on local and national economies but not always their own finances.
A majority of Marylanders say they are concerned about the effects of the federal sequester on state and national economies even if they aren't sure it will affect them personally, according a poll released Tuesday afternoon. The poll released by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College found that 75 percent of those surveyed said the automatic federal spending cuts that went into effect March 1 will negatively impact the state economy while 68 percent said the cuts would hurt the national economy. National Issue, Local Effect Closer to home, only 47 percent of those surveyed said the cuts would negatively impact their own personal finances. Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, said the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sequestration will have a devastating effect on millions of Americans, writes Senator Ben Cardin.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Cardin sees the move as a step forward for the committee.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will now head up the Senate committee that oversees all discretionary spending legislation. The committee is one of the more powerful of Senate and the chairperson has the final say on what spending bills will see themselves on the Senate floor. “This is great news for my friend and colleague Barbara Mikulski, and tremendous news for Maryland. Senator Barb has been shattering glass ceilings her entire career and all Marylanders are proud of her as she prepares to lead the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee," U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) said. "As our nation’s fragile recovery continues to pick up steam, Chairman Mikulski will help ensure that we find a path forward that keeps the federal …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin announced a presidential declaration that gives Maryland federal aid and Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland citizens to stay off the roads Monday at a press conference at MEMA.
President Barack Obama signed a pre-landfall state of emergency declaration for Maryland. The declaration provides federal resources from FEMA and Health and Human Services to state aid, Sen. Ben Cardin announced at a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Sunday night. “Federal partners are here at your request,” he said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are working alongside state agencies at MEMA’s emergency operations center, which is fully staffed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Federal employees from Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Kansas have come to Maryland’s aid, Cardin said. Military …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman made an appearance with other local leaders for the first day of school.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was making some noise for the first day of school–literally. As Ulman made his way around several schools in the county, he banged on some hand drums with one group of students, as Senator Ben Cardin, Superintendent Renee Foose and County Councilman Calvin Ball watched on. For news and events in Savage, sign up for the Savage-Guilford Patch newsletter.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The former Alaska governor releases a written statement in support of Dan Bongino's bid against incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin.
Dan Bongino, the Republican candidate for Senate from Severna Park, got some support from Alaska on Monday when former Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed him. "Though political pundits often dismiss conservative candidates running in deep blue states, I don't believe in ignoring good candidates simply because they're fighting uphill battles against the odds," Palin said in a press release. "In fact, I find such candidates incredibly brave and especially worthy of encouragement." The odds of Bongino defeating incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) this November are slim. Real Clear Politics and Roll Call both mark Maryland's Senate race in their safely Democratic columns, and Cardin has outraised the former secret service agent by more than 10 to one when…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The GOP candidate for U.S. Senate thinks his active social media presence will help close the gap against incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin this fall.
Republican Dan Bongino hopes a strong social media presence will help him overcome the fundraising deficit he has against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, and ultimately catapult him to victory this November. "We knew from the beginning in our campaign that we would be fighting literally a machine," Bongino said. "A machine with money, access and a long history in Maryland." Tell us in comments: Who will you be supporting, Bongino or Cardin? Real Clear Politics and Roll Call both mark Maryland's Senate race in their safely Democratic columns, and the state hasn't sent a Republican senator to Washington in 25 years. Cardin has raised more than $5 million to fund his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Bongino has raised …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
"We need an independent investigation and we are going to get it" -Sen. Ben Cardin.
Hundreds gathered at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia to remember Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Florida in late February. Attendees included Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Read the full story here.
Monday, April 9, 2012
County Executive Ken Ulman called Martin's death a tragedy and Sen. Ben Cardin called for an independent investigation.
Howard County political and African-American leaders called for justice for Trayvon Martin during a rousing vigil at St. John Baptist Church on Monday night. “We have to have justice,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD. “We need an independent investigation and we’re going to get it.” Cardin drew loud applause during his speech as he took a strong stance in support of Martin, the black Florida teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 in Sanford, FL. “We want to find out whether race was a factor,” declared Cardin. “We want to make sure justice prevails. It’s time to end racial profiling in America.” The vigil was attended by more than 200 people, many of whom wore hoodies—the type of sweatshirt …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Charts of preliminary results in Tuesday's primary elections.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin Tuesday easily won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, far outpacing his closest challenger, state Sen. C. Anthony Muse of Prince George’s County. Cardin, 68, will run for his second term against the winner of the Republican primary—which, as of 10 p.m., was a tight race between candidates Dan Bogino and Richard J. Douglas. Incumbent candidates easily won their congressional primaries throughout the state. Republican Rep. Andy Harris in District 1 and Democrat C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in District 2 ran unopposed in their primary races. Republican state Sen. Nancy C. Jacobs of Harford County was ahead in her party's primary and was the likely contender to take on Ruppersberger in November. It is unclear what Democrat …