BALTIMORE (AP) — Jon Cardin is launching a campaign for Maryland attorney general.

The Democratic state delegate who represents Baltimore County and nephew of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin announced his candidacy on Monday.

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Cardin says the state’s next attorney general “must be aggressive enough and savvy enough to stay one step ahead of anyone seeking to harm our families — whether on our streets or in cyberspace.” He says his experiences as a state delegate, attorney and father have uniquely prepared him for the job.

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Cardin says he will be a strong voice for all Marylanders who traditionally have been the targets of injustice.

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