State Sen. Ulysses Currie has taken back his resignation from the Maryland General Assembly, less than four weeks after he said he lacked the strength to continue in office.
The Prince George's County Democrat cited a "total loss of civility" in the contest to succeed him.
"Since my announcement, it has been nothing but petty political jockeying and deal-making," Currie, 79, wrote in a letter Tuesday to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. "This has created a level of divisiveness and discord I have rarely seen … and which I cannot allow to continue."
Currie announced Nov. 4 he planned to end his nearly three-decade legislative...