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Cardin to monitor Ukrainian elections
Cardin to monitor Ukrainian elections

Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia. The Maryland Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will join Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and other lawmakers taking part in an international effort to ensure voters are allowed to choose the country's new leader without intimidation. "We're there to support the Ukrainians -- that's the message we'll carry with our physical presence," said Cardin. "We want to make sure people can get to the polling places...