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A nostalgic Sen. Barbara Mikulski returns to Highlandtown for Election Day

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski was wrapping up in Highlandtown on Tuesday, getting ready to move to her next destination, when a woman walking to the polls ambushed her from behind.

"I couldn't walk by without giving you a hug," said Sister Mary Ann Hartnett, wrapping her arms around the famously fierce and prickly history-making politician who won her first election in 1971 to the Baltimore City Council and will retire in January after 30 years in the Senate.

"We're going to miss you in that Senate, girl, I tell you," said Hartnett, 77, who grew up a few blocks from Mikulski and was a few years behind her in high school. "Thank you for all that you did...

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