With pundits still chattering about why his last campaign ended in a stunning defeat, former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown announced Thursday he was running for Congress.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat and fast-rising star in his party, told supporters Wednesday that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski next year -- becoming the first to formally jump into a race that more than a dozen people are considering.
When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym. But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish the title of "dean of the Senate women," she leaves a political environment that is fundamentally changed — from access to the treadmills to the possibility that a woman could ascend to the presidency.
Former Del. Heather R. Mizeur, who gained statewide recognition in Democratic circles last year with a spirited campaign for governor, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland, said Wednesday that she will consider running for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's decision to retire in 2016 has thrust Maryland into an unexpected contest for that coveted seat and could put several House districts in play for the first time in more than a decade.
As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she¿s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake could decide "within weeks" whether or not to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, according to an mayoral aide.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek reelection in 2016 after a four-decade career in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful Democrats began to position themselves for the opportunity to run for a rare open seat.
Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 Highlandtown activist, fought a highway that threatened southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. Senator, a leader of the Appropriates Committee and the longer serving woman in Congress.