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Anthony J O'Donnell
One Republican calls it quits, another jumps in
One Republican calls it quits, another jumps in

A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman. State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, one of Maryland's longest-serving Republican lawmakers, said she will not seek re-election in 2014 — adding to the attrition of the GOP's small band of senators in Annapolis. Jacobs, 61, who represents Harford and Cecil counties, said she wants to spend more time with her husband, Bruce, and her family. She said she plans to serve out the rest of her term. Meanwhile, Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service...

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