Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Associated Press called for incumbent Ben Cardin to win re-election minutes after the polls closed in Maryland.
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani. Cardin received 53 percent of the vote, while Bongino had 28 percent and Sobhani had 17 percent just before midnight on Tuesday. Cardin celebrated his re-election with other prominent Democrats at a lounge in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. In his victory speech, Cardin praised GOP candidate Bongino for running a clean campaign, while saying Sobhani did not. Sobhani, who had previously run as a Republican, reportedly spent more than $4 million to run as an independent and was criticized recently for his last-minute robocalls to potential voters. “I gained a great deal of respect for Dan Bongino,” Cardin said. Bongino…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The organization services low-income, underinsured and uninsured in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Community Clinic Inc., an organization that provides primary care services and services for homeless, disabled persons and the mentally ill in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, received almost $2 million in grant funding Monday morning at its Takoma Park clinic. In a ceremony attended by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett the clinic got a $280,000 grant provided by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and an additional $1,585,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. "These funds will help enhance and expand care at Community Clinic for the thousands of vulnerable Montgomery and Prince George's residents who cannot access life saving primary …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Eight of Maryland's 10 congressional representatives rejected the payroll tax cut, saying that the legislation's cuts to federal employees' pension programs were unfair.
Friday, February 17, 2012
By Mark Miller, Capital News Service Eight of the 10 members of Maryland's congressional delegation voted Friday to reject a bipartisan compromise on extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, with leading Democratic members criticizing the legislation's cuts to federal employees' pension programs. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Kensington) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) were members of the House-Senate conference committee that produced the agreement. Both supported the compromise language in committee, but both voted against it on the floor of their respective chambers. "While this conference report does many good things, it's time to send a message to stop scapegoating our federal employees," Van Hollen said on the House floor…