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Cardin airs first TV ad of general election

Tuesday - 10/9/2012, 12:09pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin has aired his first television ad of the general election.

The Baltimore Sun ( http://tinyurl.com/8kzxdvr) reports that the ad began airing during Tuesday night's baseball playoff game between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees.

It shows Cardin loading baggage onto airliners at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. It's similar to an ad that ran during a primary that showed Cardin working as a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay.

Cardin's Republican opponent, Daniel Bongino, is running a minute-long introductory ad in the Baltimore market. Independent Rob Sobhani is outspending both Cardin and Bongino with a series of ads.

Cardin served 10 terms in the House before winning his Senate seat in 2006 and is expected to be re-elected in heavily Democratic Maryland.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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