Cardin cruises to third term in Se­nate

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - By JARED GOLD­STEIN AND ZACH SELBY Cap­i­tal News Ser­vice

GREEN­BELT — For the 52nd con­sec­u­tive year, Mary­land Demo­crat Ben Cardin has been elected to hold pub­lic of­fice.

Cardin was elected to a third term in the United States Se­nate Tues­day, cap­tur­ing the lion’s share of the vote on a rainy day in Mary­land and earn­ing an early call from the tele­vi­sion net­works.

“I can tell you that rain did not stop the en­thu­si­asm of the vot­ers,” Cardin told Cap­i­tal News Ser­vice Tues­day evening out­side Eleanor Roo­sevelt High School in Green­belt. “That gives me great en­cour­age­ment about a ‘Blue Wave.’ So I’m very op­ti­mistic that we’re go­ing to see great re­sults here in Mary­land and around the na­tion.”

“Vot­ers are anx­ious to come out to vote, and they’re here,” the sen­a­tor said. “They rec­og­nize that this midterm elec­tion is about the fu­ture of our coun­try. So, you see the type of en­thu­si­asm that you see in pres­i­den­tial years. And that’s very ex­cit­ing to hear.”

Cardin, 75, was

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks to vot­ers at the polls Tues­day at Green­belt’s Eleanor Roo­sevelt High School.

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