Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinMnuchin indicates openness to more PPP loans in next COVID-19 relief bill On The Money: GOP turning against new round of ,200 rebate checks | Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks | Senate votes to give coronavirus relief program more flexibility GOP senator blocks bill giving flexibility to small-business loans but says deal near MORE (D-Md.) coasted to a primary victory on Tuesday night, defeating seven Democratic challengers.
The Associated Press called the race for Cardin shortly after 9:30 p.m. With less than 30 percent of precincts reporting, Cardin led by more than 200,000 votes.
Among the seven Democrats to mount a challenge to the two-time incumbent was Chelsea Manning, the former military whistleblower.
Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing confidential military information, but former President Obama commuted her sentence, prompting her release in 2017. She has since become a prominent LGBTQ activist.
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As of 10 p.m., the Republican primary in the Maryland Senate race remained too close to call.
The top two candidates were political scientist Tony Campbell and Chris Chaffee.