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Progressive groups court Edwards
Progressive groups court Edwards

WASHINGTON -- A pair of national liberal groups launched a draft campaign Thursday to encourage Rep. Donna Edwards to enter the race to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring next year. Democracy for America, the group founded by former Vermont governor Howard Dean, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee have sent emails to members asking them to support the five-term congresswoman from Prince George's County. "She's a bold progressive who steps up for big fights and doesn't back down in the face of Republicans or under pressure from Democratic leadership," the DFA email read. "Donna Edwards has a vision for a progressive America and...