Maryland’s Senior Senator Ben Cardin formally endorsed the re-election campaign of Congressman Kweisi Mfume today. In his statement, Senator Cardin highlighted the Congressman’s values and the need to have prepared legislators working to bring resources back to the 7th Congressional District at this time.
“Kweisi Mfume is a friend and a fellow fighter for Maryland values. I will be proud to welcome him back to Congress as an active member of Team Maryland. He needs the support of everyone across the 7th Congressional District. I know that Kweisi is ready to fight for every resource possible that will lift up the people of Baltimore and our great state,” said Senator Cardin.
Senator Cardin was the first person to alert the media of then congressman-elect Mfume’s imminent swearing-in to the U.S. House of Representatives on a call with Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young last week. Also, Senator Cardin and his endorsement quote are prominently featured on a Mfume campaign mailer sent to Democratic households all over the 7th Congressional District this week. Others featured in the mail piece are U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, former congressman Elijah Cummings, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr., and former Maryland National Organization for Women co-chair Duchy Trachtenberg.
Senator Cardin, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown and David Trone, Howard County State’s Attorney Rich H. Gibson and Sheriff Marcus Harris, Baltimore County Executive Johnny A. Olszewski Jr., Baltimore County Councilmen Julian Jones, Izzy Patoka and Tom Quirk, Baltimore City Councilwoman Sharon Green-Middleton, State Senators Delores Kelley and Charles Sydnor, State Delegates Ben Brooks, Pat Young and Eric Ebersole, former state senators Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and Joan Carter Conway as well as former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Terry Lierman are amongst Mfume’s supporters.