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When it comes to next year's fight for

, political junkies are rooting for

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. According to

,

said on Saturday morning, on WBAL Radio, that he's seriously considering running; former congressman/NAACP chief

, of course, is

.

As a Sunday

Sun

Perspective piece by David Lublin and Thomas F. Schaller points out, however, an Mfume-Steele matchup could be

, as swing white, moderate voters in the Baltimore suburbs are more likely to vote for a conservative African-American than a liberal one. So look for a big push from pragmatic D's who want to win for one of the Baltimore area's moderate white congressmen,

or

. Many Dems, however, will insist on an African-American candidate, no matter how it affects their chances in the General Election. Should be interesting

One more Senate race story, then we move on. On Friday, the

Washington Blade

had a good story on potential Senate candidates'

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