Sen. Cardin wins Senate primary over Chelsea Manning
Sen. Ben Cardin has won the Democratic nomination for his bid to earn a third term, beating convicted leaker Chelsea Manning and six others.
The popular and well-funded incumbent easily took victory in Tuesday's crowded primary.
Cardin's best-known rival was Manning, the convicted leaker of U.S. government secrets. She ran an unorthodox, grassroots campaign that failed to resonate with many voters.
Outside of Manning's involvement, the contest attracted such little attention that there were no debates, few candidate forums and hardly any polling.
Cardin has name recognition within the state; he served 20 years in the U.S. House before becoming a senator in 2006. In his last primary, he easily defeated eight challengers.