For Immediate Release
November 5, 2014

Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524
Tim Zink 410-962-4436

Cardin Statement on the 2014 Election Results

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following
statement. Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations,
Environment and Public Works, Finance and Small Business and
Entrepreneurship committees.

³I believe that elections have consequences. While some may predict
further gridlock and political polarization with a Congress led by one
party and the President of another, I firmly believe we must find a way
to work together on the issues of most importance to the American public.
Divided government means that bipartisanship and cooperation is
absolutely essential for moving forward any piece of legislation. As
Democrats, Republicans and Independents, we will continue to embrace our
core values, but we need to admit that we all have the same goals:
prosperity for American families, creating opportunities for more
Americans to succeed, maintaining America¹s global leadership, and
protecting America¹s national security while keeping the American people
safe from those who would do us harm.

“In Maryland the need for bipartisan cooperation to meet the challenges
facing our constituents is equally strong. I congratulate Governor-Elect
Larry Hogan on his election. I also thank Lieutenant Governor Anthony
Brown on his service to our country and our great state. I am confident
that Team Maryland will work with the new leadership on Annapolis to
continue our strong federal-state partnership.

“Now that this election is behind us, let’s challenge ourselves to work
together to move our country and our state in a positive direction.”