Cardin Will Not Seek Re-election In 2024

(Washington, DC) — Maryland Senator Ben Cardin will not seek re-election in 2024. The Democrat announced today he will be retiring at the end of his current term. In a statement, Cardin said he’s proud of all he’s done for Maryland, adding he’s given his heart and soul to the “great state.” The 79-year-old is one of three Senate Democrats to announce plans not to seek re-election next year, alongside Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., left, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., arrive for a procedural vote as the Senate moves to pass legislation that would roll back some of the safeguards Congress put into place after a financial crisis rocked the nation’s economy ten years ago, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)