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Van Hollen raises more than $1M since Mikulski announces retirement
Van Hollen raises more than $1M since Mikulski announces retirement

WASHINGTON -- In the latest indication he is moving rapidly to head off potential challengers in Maryland's Senate race, Rep. Chris Van Hollen will report raising $1.2 million in the first quarter of this year, his campaign said Wednesday. The Montgomery County Democrat, the first to enter the Senate contest, raised virtually all of that money -- more than $1 million of it -- in the four weeks since Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced she will retire in 2017, the campaign said. That is a sizable sum, even for a high-ranking House lawmaker like Van Hollen. The fundraising took place while Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, was also in the middle of leading his...

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