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Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race
Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race

WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Jealous, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is considering a run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- the latest high-profile figure said to be looking at the race. Jealous, a Silver Spring resident who stepped down from the NAACP in 2013, would join what may be a crowded field for the coveted seat. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat, has announced he will run and most of the state’s congressional delegation is also eyeing the contest. Jealous, who has deep family roots in Baltimore, was a controversial choice when the NAACP board, on a split vote, named him in...

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