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Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight
Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight

Six weeks ago, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced that she would not seek re-election in 2016, signaling the end of a long and loud career in Congress. Though she slowed down a bit in recent years, Mikulski always garnered more media attention than other members of the state's congressional delegation, and certainly far more than Paul Sarbanes, the brilliant but quiet man conservatives once ridiculed as Maryland's "stealth senator." Now, with the five-term Mikulski in retirement mode, the man who replaced Sarbanes after that long-serving senator's retirement in 2006, Ben Cardin, has quietly stepped into the national spotlight on two very different fronts —...

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