Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, free from cancer, weighs a Senate run

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is considering a run for the U.S. Senate after going into remission following cancer treatment.

A difficult decision: Raskin has written speeches for both a reelection campaign for the House and a Senate bid, and has set a Fourth of July deadline to publicly announce his plans.
* Raskin has held his House position since 2017, gaining prominence as a lead House manager during former President Trump’s second impeachment trial.

Dealing with personal challenges: Raskin has faced a battle with cancer and the grief of losing his son, Tommy Raskin, who died by suicide in December 2020.
* In late April, Raskin received a 90% prognosis of no relapse after going into remission for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Considering the impact: Raskin’s recent experiences have informed his politics, with his cancer battle highlighting the plight of the uninsured and his thoughts on what his late son would advise regarding a potential Senate run.

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