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County's future seems uncertain as Mikulski prepares to resign

It's hard to imagine, but Baltimore County, now represented in Congress by four different elected officials, could find itself with a totally different cast of characters late next year. That's because all four of the county's congressmen — Dutch Ruppersberger, Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes and Andy Harris — are considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Barbara Mikulski. Maryland's senior senator says she will retire when her term expires in late 2016. That shocking announcement has whetted the appetites of a slew of officials. Former Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't run, as has Rep. Steny Hoyer. But just about everyone else...

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