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Del. Barbara Robinson picked to replace Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Maryland Senate

Del. Barbara Robinson picked to replace Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Maryland Senate

Del. Barbara Robinson took a step Wednesday toward filling the state Senate seat vacated by new Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.

The Democratic central committee for the district voted, 5-2, to recommend Robinson over former City Councilman William "Pete" Welch.

Robinson said she felt "fantastic" after the vote. She was a Pugh ally in the General Assembly, but said her record in office won her the committee's recommendation.

"I'm just anxious to carry on some of the things Senator Pugh put in place," Robinson said. "She and I worked so well together."

Robinson, deputy majority whip and former chair of the Legislative...

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