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McIntosh to endorse Van Hollen for Senate

McIntosh to endorse Van Hollen for Senate

WASHINGTON -- A powerful state lawmaker with close ties to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will endorse Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate on Thursday -- the first major endorsement to come from Baltimore in the state's high-profile political contest. Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore City Democrat and the chair of the Appropriations Committee, will announce she is backing Van Hollen at an event in Keswick. Van Hollen, of Montgomery County, is running against Rep. Donna F. Edwards, of Prince George's County, for the Democratic nomination to replace Mikulski. The state's senior senator is retiring in 2017. McIntosh's support is significant for several reasons,...