Senator Ben Cardin will announce his re-election campaign this weekend

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will announce his re-election plans this weekend.

The first-time senator will hold a gathering on Sunday, November 6th, to officially announce his 2012 campaign to supporters.

The announcement will take place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which in a press release from Cardin's campaign is a "critical symbol of Marylanders' hard work, determination and innovation." Cardin is expected to talk about why he wants to continue his work in the U.S. Senate and what he was able to accomplish in his first term.

Sunday's date is also exactly one year from Election Day 2012 and the Baltimore Museum of Industry was the same place he announced his first senate campaign back in 2005.

Cardin, in the release, says, "It's been my honor to serve all the people of Maryland in the U.S. Senate. The last few years have been tough times and there is still much work to be done to get people back to work and to restore our growth economy. I want to continue the fight and help rebuild the American Dream."

Senator Ben Cardin beat Lieutenant Governor and Republican Michael Steele in the 2006 Senate race to replace former Senator Paul Sarbanes. He also served ten terms as a U.S. Congressman representing Maryland's 3rd Congressional District.

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