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Raskin says he'll run for Congress in 8th District
Raskin says he'll run for Congress in 8th District

State Sen. Jamie Raskin of Montgomery County said Monday that he has decided to run for the Democratic nomination for the 8th District congressional seat next year. Raskin, a Montgomery County Democrat, said he will formally announce his race in April. He will try to succeed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is running for the Senate seat now held by Barbara A. Mikulski, whose retirement set off a political free-for-all through much of the state. Already in the 8th District race is veteran Del. Kumar Barve of Montgomery County, a former House majority leader who now heads the House Environment & Transportation Committee. Raskin, 52, is a leader of the Senate's liberal...

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