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May 12, 2014
Kudos to Mickey Steinberg for his comments about Del. Jon Cardin's absenteeism ( "Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable," May 10). Who could excuse failing to show up 75 percent of the time? Is there any job that allows that and retains that person? Sen. Brian Frosh is indeed the mature, intelligent and experienced candidate for the office of attorney general. Joy Shillman - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
May 12, 2014
I have known Del. Jon Cardin for 20 years, and the Jon Cardin I know is one of the hardest workers in Annapolis. He is ready to be Maryland's next attorney general ( "Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences," May 8). During his 12-year career in the House of Delegates, he has a nearly 100 percent attendance record. He has passed significant legislation on voting rights, public safety and environmental protection, and he has been a consistent voice for progressive policies across the board.
NEWS
May 9, 2014
Each of us has had the privilege of serving as second in command of the Maryland Attorney General's Office. We've seen first hand how important the office is to citizens and businesses in Maryland, and we know that state Sen. Brian Frosh has the judgment, experience and courage it takes to be an effective champion for the people of Maryland. Brian has been a hardworking and highly regarded member of the legislature since his election in 1986 and, since 2003, chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, this morning issued a statement addressing yesterday's report in The Baltimore Sun that he missed nearly 75 percent of his committee votes during this year's General Assembly session.  Cardin initially declined to be interviewed about the issue and his campaign wouldn't say why he missed so many votes in committee - where members make critical decisions about whether...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Nolan H. Rogers, a former Duke University lacrosse star who later became a Maryland assistant attorney general and the official tour guide and historian for Oriole Park at Camden Yards , died May 2 of complications from cancer at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 82. "Obviously, Nolan was present at the creation of the Camden Yards project, for which he did all of the land acquisition. He played a very important role in the development of the project," said Michael J. Frenz executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter. "I certainly regret missing the votes that I did," the Baltimore Democrat said in a telephone interview. "But I remain quite proud of the work I got done. " Cardin, who leads in polls for the Democratic nomination to become Maryland's next attorney general, said he spent more than 1,000 hours working over the 90-day session, had a near-perfect voting record on the House floor, and led passage of legislation that included a bill criminalizing online sexual harassment known as "revenge porn.
NEWS
May 7, 2014
There are any number of reasons to miss a committee vote here or there in Annapolis that are legitimate and reasonable. A legislator might be under the weather, an emergency might arise or there might be a death in the family. Perfect attendance does not make perfect job performance, as the role of an elected representative is more than pressing a button or raising a hand. But the recent revelations regarding the voting patterns of Del. Jon S. Cardin, the presumed front-runner to be Maryland's next attorney general, go far beyond the typical or understandable - or perhaps the reasonable given the lack of explanation that he has offered so far. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he missed 121 out of 164 votes, or roughly 75 percent of the panel's decision-making during the last 90-day session, which wrapped up one month ago. That is a veritable avalanche of lost voting, and this is not some minor committee.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | May 7, 2014
The Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council threw its support behind Del. Aisha N. Braveboy Wednesday in her race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Braveboy, a two-term lawmaker from Prince George's County, is competing against Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery County and Del. Jon S. Cardin of Baltimore County in the June 24 primary. Her endorsement by the Baltimore building trades unions follows the decision last month of the Washington construction unions to support Braveboy.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote. " But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and Means Committee in Annapolis this year, the Baltimore County Democrat repeatedly failed to show up. General Assembly records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show that during the 90-day legislative session, Cardin missed about 120 out of 164 committee votes - nearly 75 percent.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
The three Democratic candidates for state attorney general have scheduled two debates before the June 24 primary. The contenders will meet May 19 at the University of Maryland College Park and June 9 at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County,  state Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery County, and Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George's County  have participated in a series of forums. But these will be the only joint events to follow a traditional debate format and be supervised by the party, the campaigns said.
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