Nick J. Mosby

Delegate Hayes, other young challengers eye Baltimore Senate seats

Delegate Hayes, other young challengers eye Baltimore Senate seats

Antonio Hayes, a first-term state delegate from West Baltimore, says he’ll challenge Sen. Barbara A. Robinson for the seat formerly held by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.

Hayes said he will return Saturday to his old neighborhood in Penn North to lay out his plan to take on Robinson in next year’s June 26 Democratic primary, which is tantamount to election in the 40th District.

“I want to bring new energy to the district,” he told The Baltimore Sun. “I think I have enthusiasm, a vision and accomplishment.”

The race amounts to a generational challenge in a city that could see several of them next year. Hayes is 39. Robinson, who served 10 years in the House of Delegates,...

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