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O'Malley won't seek Mikulski's Senate seat
O'Malley won't seek Mikulski's Senate seat

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not run for Senate in 2016, taking himself out of what could be a messy Democratic primary race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016 and has been talking to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, complimented Mikulski's long record of service in a statement Tuesday morning. "I am hopeful and confident that very capable public servants with a desire to serve in the Senate will step up as candidates for this important office," the former governor said. "I will not be one of them." The decision was a surprise for some observers who noted...