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Monday, May 02, 2005

Mfume and Cardin

In the Senate race, House Majority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer endorsed Rep. Ben Cardin and a Sun columnist has very positive things to say about him.

Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume is already talking to voters across Maryland as Cardin gets started and Rep. Chris Van Hollen and others decide whether to enter the race:
Mfume entered the race on the first business day after Sarbanes said he would not run again. "That was a masterstroke of political strategy," said Thomas F. Schaller, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who is supporting Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in the primary, because it froze out other major African-American candidates such as congressmen Albert R. Wynn and Elijah E. Cummings and Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey.

Both Mfume and Cardin now have basic sites up, though they are a bit bare bones.