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Democrat Candidate Promises “To Cure Cancer”

From the Baltimore Sun:

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Cardin promises cancer cure

Senate candidate pitches health credentials, plan to beat disease by 2015

By Doug Donovan
August 15, 2006

With a month to go before primary voters head to the polls to choose Senate nominees, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin kicked off yesterday a weeklong effort to highlight his congressional record and vision on health care by making the mother of all campaign promises – to cure cancer.

Cardin, a Democrat from Baltimore County, gathered with cancer survivors and doctors in Lutherville to detail his efforts to expand cancer screening and his plans to fight the disease.

"We are going to lick cancer by 2015," Cardin told a group of 15 people at the HopeWell Cancer Support Center on Falls Road.

The health care push comes as he and other candidates fight to distinguish themselves from the crowd of Democrats and Republicans vying to replace retiring incumbent Paul S. Sarbanes, the state's longest-serving senator. All are hoping to make their views and accomplishments known as voters start to pay more attention to the high-profile race.

Coinciding with the event, the Cardin campaign released yesterday an Internet campaign commercial in which a cancer survivor discusses how early detection saved him.

"They caught mine early and I'm cured," Dr. Edwin Adelson says in the ad. "Thanks to Ben Cardin, others can have their chance. … He's literally a lifesaver."…

Hey, if President Clinton can cure AIDS, I guess Senator Ben Cardin can cure cancer.

(Thanks to Mathews for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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