Release: Raskin Wins Early Endorsement from Progressive Democrats of America in Congressional Campaign

National Group Calls Raskin "an accomplished coalition-builder," "a zealous constituent servant," and a "courageous leader" 

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) have endorsed State Senator Jamie Raskin in his bid for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District.

“Jamie is a tremendous intellect, a highly skilled legislator, an innovative problem-solver, an accomplished coalition-builder, a zealous constituent servant, and a courageous leader by example,”...

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Tags: Endorsements, Progressive Democrats of America, Press Release

Letter to the Editor: Raskin would make a good representative in Congress

Thank you for your article about state Sen. Jamie Raskin launching his campaign for the U.S. Congress (April 22).

As a constituent of Sen. Raskin and one of some 500 supporters who joined Attorney General Brian Frosh, Congressman John Sarbanes, former U.S. Sen. Joseph Tydings, state Sen. Catherine Pugh (Maryland Senate majority leader and president of National Black Caucus of State Legislators) at the launch event, I am very excited about the...

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The Eagle: WCL Professor launches bid for Congress

By Cuneyt Dil

Washington College of Law professor and Maryland State Sen. Jamie B. Raskin entered the race to fill the seat for the state’s 8th congressional district on April 19.

Raskin (D), who represents Silver Spring and Takoma Park in the Maryland statehouse, is running for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D). Van Hollen is vacating his seat to run for the retiring Barbara A. Mikulski’s (D) senate seat.

Raskin said he has a...

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SALON: Scalia and Roberts don’t know best: Here’s how we take our politics back from reactionary court and billionaire donors

By Jamie Raskin 

Right-wing justices have perverted our campaign-finance system. There's a mechanism to reclaim it: The Constitution

If you take away Prohibition (the 18th Amendment) and its repeal (the 21st), most of our constitutional amendments since the original Bill of Rights have expanded the voting rights and political equality of the people.

Our post-Reconstruction amendments have abolished slavery (the 13th), provided for equal protection of the laws...

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Tags: Salon, Campaign Finance, Constitution

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