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Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Maryland
  • Residence: Baltimore
  • Born: October 5, 1943; Baltimore, Md.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Myrna Edelman Cardin; two children (one deceased)
  • Education: U. of Pittsburgh, B.A. 1964 (economics); U. of Maryland, Baltimore, LL.B. 1967
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Md. House, 1967-87 (speaker, 1979-87); U.S. House, 1987-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Transportation & Infrastructure; Water & Wildlife - Chairman); Finance (Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; East Asian & Pacific Affairs - Chairman; European Affairs; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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State Information: Maryland

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Benjamin Cardin (D) 1,474,028 56%
Daniel Bongino (R) 693,291 26.3%
S. Sobhani (UNA) 430,934 16.4%
Dean Ahmad (LIBERT) 32,252 1.2%
Lih Young (D) 163 0%
Brandy Baker (UNA) 151 0%
Ed Tinus (UNA) 48  
Mary Podlesak (R) 21  
2006 general Benjamin Cardin (D) 965,477 54.2%
Michael Steele (R) 787,182 44.2%
Kevin Zeese (GREEN) 27,564 1.5%
2000 general Paul Sarbanes (D) 1,230,013 63.2%
Paul Rappaport (R) 715,178 36.7%
Corrogan R. Vaughn (R) 113 0%
1994 general Paul S. Sarbanes (D) 809,125 59.1%
Bill Brock (R) 559,908 40.9%
1988 general Paul S. Sarbanes (D) 999,166 62%
Alan L. Keyes (R) 617,537 38%
1982 general Paul S. Sarbanes (D) 707,356 64%
Lawrence J. Hogan (R) 407,334 36%
1976 general Paul S. Sarbanes (D) 772,101 57%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.92% John McCain: 36.47%
2012 : 61.97% Barbara A. Prokopich: 0%
2004 John Kerry: 56% George W. Bush: 43%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 40%
1996 Bill Clinton: 54% Robert Dole: 38%
1992 Bill Clinton: 50% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 47% :

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