Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Associated Press called for incumbent Ben Cardin to win re-election minutes after the polls closed in Maryland.
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani. Cardin received 53 percent of the vote, while Bongino had 28 percent and Sobhani had 17 percent just before midnight on Tuesday. Cardin celebrated his re-election with other prominent Democrats at a lounge in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. In his victory speech, Cardin praised GOP candidate Bongino for running a clean campaign, while saying Sobhani did not. Sobhani, who had previously run as a Republican, reportedly spent more than $4 million to run as an independent and was criticized recently for his last-minute robocalls to potential voters. “I gained a great deal of respect for Dan Bongino,” Cardin said. Bongino…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Republican candidate for Maryland's Senate says the Independent made unattributed robocalls disparaging him.
UPDATE: (5:22 p.m.)—The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland is accusing the Independent of violating federal election law by sending out robocalls on Sunday night that didn't include a campaign disclaimer. The call, which was uploaded to Youtube by a staffer for Republican Dan Bongino, states that Rob Sobhani supports making English the country's official language. Bongino said this claim was false. Also, the caller claims Sobhani is the real conservative alternative to incumbent Democract Sen. Ben Cardin, another claim that Bongino disputes. "That's not only unethical, that's a clear criminal offense," Bongino said. "Unfortunately, you have the right to be dishonest in politics, but you don't have the right to be dishonest …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino took a few moments to talk with Patch about his experience at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Bongino took a few moments to talk with Patch about his experience at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. His Favorite Speaker "I may be a little biased, but I thought Mia Love, who’s a personal friend and running for the House in Utah was an exceptional standout," Bongino said. "She gave an outstanding speech. She was just fantastic, and I think a lot of other people agreed." Love, 36, is a Mormon and the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT. She spoke on Tuesday about her parents' immigration and the American Dream, according to The Huffington Post. Love is also running in Utah's 4th Congressional District against six-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson. The Strangest Thing "I’ve never …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Patch takes a look at tweets from the first two days of the Republican National Convention.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The former Alaska governor releases a written statement in support of Dan Bongino's bid against incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin.
Dan Bongino, the Republican candidate for Senate from Severna Park, got some support from Alaska on Monday when former Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed him. "Though political pundits often dismiss conservative candidates running in deep blue states, I don't believe in ignoring good candidates simply because they're fighting uphill battles against the odds," Palin said in a press release. "In fact, I find such candidates incredibly brave and especially worthy of encouragement." The odds of Bongino defeating incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) this November are slim. Real Clear Politics and Roll Call both mark Maryland's Senate race in their safely Democratic columns, and Cardin has outraised the former secret service agent by more than 10 to one when…
Friday, August 17, 2012
U.S. Senate Republican Party Nominee Dan Bongino made an appearance at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.
Bongino on the county fair: “We love it! It’s our second day back. We spent a time a lot of time here. This is Montgomery County week, I’m running state-wide for U.S. Senate so I have to spend a lot of time running around the state, but Montgomery County is a priority for me, always has been. I just like to greet people, I think it’s the right thing to do. I think it’s a lost art, showing up, in politics. You’ve got to show up and look people in the eye. We love it. It’s great to talk to people.” Bongino on the turnout at the fair: “The hotter days, it sounds obvious, but the hotter days tend to lighten up the foot traffic, but it’s been good. I was here last year, spent a whole week and it’s been about as crowded as last year. It’s …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Patch asked the GOP hopeful for U.S. Senate where he stands on health care, the achievement gap, congressional redistricting and more.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is hoping to defeat incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) this November. The Severna Park Republican has an uphill battle in front of him with Cardin's seat marked safely Democratic by Real Clear Politics and Roll Call. Bongino, who was a virtual unknown until he won his party's primary in April, took a few moments to answer Patch's questions about where he stands on the issues. Health Care Bongino said he is firmly against President Barack Obama's health care legislation and will work with Republicans to repeal it. "Anyone who tells you that Republicans don't have a plan for health care reform is patently, flat out lying to you," Bongino said. "On our plan, you could cancel your insurance company and …