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Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate
Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate

Hoping to clear a potentially crowded field of Democratic primary opponents, Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday became the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated next year by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Van Hollen, 56, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, made the announcement in an email to supporters — and the news was rapidly followed by endorsements from Maryland’s Attorney General and one the state’s most prominent African American leaders. “In my very first election for Congress I believed that people were tired of politics as usual, and I ran a campaign based on key issues and ideas that matter...

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