A MESSAGE FROM REP. JAMIE RASKIN TO MARYLANDERS WRITING ABOUT THE 2024 U.S. SENATE RACE
May 9, 2023
TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today released the following statement:
“I’m deeply grateful to all my friends and fellow Democrats out there who are sending me messages about running for the U.S. Senate. Having completed five months of chemo right before Senator Ben Cardin’s announcement, I am taking a month or so to carefully assess and reflect upon the overall political context in the country and in Maryland.
The key imperatives for Democrats in 2024 are to recapture our majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, protect our slender majority in the U.S. Senate and ensure that President Biden defeats Donald Trump (or whatever Trumpist authoritarian imitator takes his place). We are still in the fight of our lives to defend American democracy and freedom against the rampaging autocrats, kleptocrats, plutocrats and theocrats, and I feel a strong responsibility not only to advance the needs and priorities of the people of Maryland but to serve in whatever capacity and role will be most effective and important to a resounding victory for American democracy and freedom across the country.
I will be back in touch soon and thank you again for reaching out. Hang tough, everyone, and thanks for all your good vibes and good wishes.”