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John Delaney
State's cohesive delegation confronted with electoral rift

The fast-moving race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski could divide Maryland's normally cohesive congressional delegation, observers said Tuesday, as two House Democrats began to square off over political ideologies and allegiances. With a video message to supporters Tuesday, Rep. Donna F. Edwards of Prince George's County became the second member of the delegation to announce a run for the coveted seat. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County was the first to enter the race last week. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that members of the Maryland delegation have run against each other for a Senate seat. The race, which others in the state's...