Mfume, Cardin look to blacks

African-American voters seen as key in Democratic primary for Senate

Maryland votes 2006

August 30, 2006|By Jennifer Skalka and Matthew Hay Brown | Jennifer Skalka and Matthew Hay Brown,sun reporters

Less than two weeks before the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, the campaign of former Congressman Kweisi Mfume has scored endorsements from Maryland's two black congressmen - nods that could help boost crucial turnout among African-American voters.

But Mfume's chief rival for the nomination, U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, is not ceding the black vote to the former NAACP president.

U.S. HOUSE: Republican Rick Hoover is running in the 3rd District. pg 5B

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