Kweisi Mfume Endorses Cardin For U.S. Senate

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Congressman Kweisi Mfume is endorsing Sen. Ben Cardin’s bid for re-election as the senator faces a Democratic primary challenge.

Cardin’s campaign announced Mfume’s support Friday. Mfume, the former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called Cardin a “principled leader who understands that compromise is possible” in Washington.

On Thursday, State Sen. C. Anthony Muse announced his plans to challenge Cardin in the primary. Muse has been a state senator since 2007.

The Cardin campaign says it also has support from Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and county executives from Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Baltimore counties.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live