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Rushern L. Baker III
Rushern Baker to endorse Van Hollen
Rushern Baker to endorse Van Hollen

WASHINGTON -- Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will endorse Rep. Chris Van Hollen in his bid for the Senate, lending one of Maryland's most prominent African-American voices to a campaign that is moving quickly to shore up support from state political leaders. Baker's endorsement, which will be formally announced at a community center in Colmar Manor on Wednesday, is likely to strengthen Van Hollen's hand in Democrat-rich Prince George's County -- the geographic base of his only opponent in the race so far, Rep. Donna F. Edwards. As one of Maryland's best known black politicians, Baker's power extends well beyond the county's...