October 23rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio
The hope had been to include Maryland's U.S. Senate race in Monday night's Allegany County Chamber of Commerce/WCBC Candidate Forum at Allegany College of Maryland- however all three candidates declined to participate. Incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin said he had two prior commitments in the Washington area.
Republican Dan Bongino also spoke of prior commitments.
Independent candidate Rob Sobhani initially agreed to participate, going so far to offer critical comments of Cardin and Bongino for "ducking" the debate.
Sobhani later withdrew pointing to prior commitments.