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O'Malley won't seek Mikulski's Senate seat

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not run for Senate in 2016, taking himself out of what could be a messy Democratic primary race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

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