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Donna Edwards announces for Senate

Donna Edwards announces for Senate

Rep. Donna F. Edwards announced Tuesday that she will run for Senate, jumping into a still undefined race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

The Prince George's County Democrat, first elected to the House in 2008, would be the first African American to represent the state in the Senate if elected -- and would be only the second black woman to serve in the body.

Edwards announced her plans in a two-minute video that went live Tuesday morning.

"I'm announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate," Edwards said in the video filmed at National Harbor. "When I step into Barbara Mikulski's shoes as your next senator, you will always know where...