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Challengers to Maryland Sen. Cardin, including Chelsea Manning, having a difficult time breaking through

Challengers to Maryland Sen. Cardin, including Chelsea Manning, having a difficult time breaking through

Sen. Ben Cardin has accumulated far more campaign money than his challengers in Tuesday’s primary. But he has needed to spend little of it so far in a race that has attracted little attention — despite the presence of 19 Democratic and Republican contenders, including an outsider who might be better known than the two-term senator.

Several of his challengers in the Democratic primary have expressed frustration that the race’s low profile has denied them the opportunity to introduce themselves and their ideas to the voters. There have been candidate forums and party dinners, but no debates. The Democratic gubernatorial primary and several city and county races have all attracted more...

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