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Robert A. Zirkin

Senate campaigns begin to carve up Baltimore

Senate campaigns begin to carve up Baltimore

Maryland's candidates for Senate are beginning to bring the state's marquee political contest into Baltimore, working to lock down support and money in the event that no credible prospect emerges from the region for the race to succeed Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring. Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna F. Edwards, both of whom live in the Washington suburbs, are courting Baltimore officials for endorsements and appearing at fundraisers for city politicians and galas for local advocacy groups. The Baltimore area has dominated Maryland politics for more than a century, but in the months since Mikulski announced her retirement none of the region's politicians have...