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US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:04 am
by Addie
[/break1]com/whitehouse/former-obama-secret-service-agent-running-for-senate-in-maryland-20110531]National Journal





Former Obama Secret Service Agent Running for Senate in Maryland





Daniel Bongino, a former U.S. Secret Service agent whose recent assignments included a posting to President Obama’s protective detail, has decided to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Republican.





At an agency that stresses the silence and political neutrality of its agents, Bongino’s announcement is raising eyebrows. It’s not unusual for federal law-enforcement agents to run for office after they retire, but the Secret Service frowns upon former agents who make sudden turns to politics. The agency has fought to give presidential protective division agents legal standing to keep them from testifying about high-level conversations they overhear, lest they lose the trust of the commander in chief.





Bongino is seeking the Republican nomination to take on freshman Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. Bongino's Twitter account calls him a “Conservative Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate” and directs visitors to a campaign website that is offline. ...





His campaign chair will be Brian Murphy, who unsuccessfully sought Maryland's Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010 and was endorsed by the tea party and Sarah Palin. On Murphy’s Facebook page, he writes that Bongino “saw firsthand the impact of well intentioned but fatally flawed government programs” as a “child in New York City."





Bongino has spent most of his career in government. He was a New York City police officer for four years before joining the Secret Service. He spent 12 years protecting presidents, candidates, and world leaders, advancing overseas trips, standing post, and investigating financial fraud. He transferred off Obama’s detail six months ago and spent the past five months working out of the agency’s Baltimore field office. He resigned earlier this month and started his own security consulting company. While an agent, he cofounded a mixed martial arts accessory company called Friction MMA.

US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:19 am
by Princess foofypants
Yeah, good luck with that. Maryland is one of the most liberal states in the nation, a state where Barbara Mikulski runs virtually unopposed and where during the last Presidential campaign McCain barely even bothered to come campaign. The current Senator Ben Cardin is a rookie, but I think he has been fairly popular.

US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:58 pm
by Highlands
Yeah, good luck with that. Maryland is one of the most liberal states in the nation, a state where Barbara Mikulski runs virtually unopposed and where during the last Presidential campaign McCain barely even bothered to come campaign. The current Senator Ben Cardin is a rookie, but I think he has been fairly popular.Careful Maru. I got a big ?( laughing at Scott Brown and look where that got me.

US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:46 pm
by Joseph Robidoux III
I agree with Maru. This race is a snoozer.http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -10-02.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/md/maryland_senate_bongino_vs_cardin-3236.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -3236.html

US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:19 am
by Joseph Robidoux III
It's not that difficult to determine why few want to pay a polling firm for info on this race. http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -10-26.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/md/maryland_senate_bongino_vs_cardin-3236.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -3236.htmlSen Ben Cardin's 28pt lead increased since the last poll. I think it's fair to label this race "Safe Democratic".

US Senate: Maryland

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:25 pm
by Joseph Robidoux III
CNN calls Ben Cardin the winner.