Robert L Flanagan

Szeliga, House GOP whip in Annapolis, announces for U.S. Senate

Szeliga, House GOP whip in Annapolis, announces for U.S. Senate

Kathy Szeliga, the minority whip of the Maryland House of Delegates, jumped into the race Tuesday for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

At a news conference in Annapolis, Szeliga vowed to replicate the upset Larry Hogan pulled off in 2014 when he won the governor's race in heavily Democratic Maryland.

"The people are ready for new representation," she said. "They're not looking for career politicians and business as usual."

Szeliga, 54, gives the GOP its most prominent contender so far for the seat Mikulski has held for three decades. Also seeking the GOP nod are former gubernatorial aide Chrys...

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