Among the potential and announced candidates running for Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin’s open seat in 2024, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin stands apart.
In the last few years, Raskin has become one of the most visible members in the House of Representatives — taking key rolls in the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, the January 6th Committee, and now, the House Oversight Committee.
This is not to say this race is in the bag for Raskin to win. In the weeks since Cardin announced he wouldn’t seek reelection, a handful of serious candidates have thrown their hats into the ring including Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Maryland Rep. David Trone, among others.
Raskin’s political career started in the Maryland State Senate in 2006 after teaching constitutional law at D.C.’s American University. In 2016, he was elected by Maryland’s 8th District to the U.S. House of Representatives. To many, a run for Senate seems to be the next logical political step.
But for Raskin, it’s not that simple. “I haven’t decided yet,” Raskin said on WTOP’s DMV Download podcast. “I’m thinking it through.”
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