Coverage: Senator Barbara Mikulski's retirement

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced March 2, 2015, that she will not seek re-election in 2016 after more than four decades in elected office. This created a rare open seat that set off a political free-for-all.

Rawlings-Blake says she wants Baltimore candidate in Senate race

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she wants Baltimore candidate in Senate race to replace Barbara Mikulski

Bongino for Mikulski's seat

Dan Bongino would make an ideal replacement for Barbara Mikulski

Anthony Brown jumps back into politics

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.

Former Anne Arundel executive Laura Neuman considers bid for Mikulski's seat

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is considering returning to politics.

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.

Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate

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.

Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women

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.

Mikulski at ease with decision, record in Senate

WASHINGTON — Like many people in Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski was all but certain she would seek another term next year.

Mizeur weighing run for retiring Mikulski's Senate seat

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.

Kennedy Townsend considers Senate seat

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.

Mikulski departure creates trickle-down competition in Md.

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.

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Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

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.

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Rawlings-Blake to decide on Senate race 'within weeks,' aide says

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.

O'Malley won't seek Mikulski's Senate seat

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Mikulski's retirement creates rare opening in Md.

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.

Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics

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.

'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement Monday in Baltimore.

President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

President Barack Obama offered his praise of Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Who are the candidates to succeed Barbara Mikulski?

Martin O'Malley leads a list of logical candidates who could succeed Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who will announce her retirement on Monday.

Hail Baltimore's happy warrior

Barbara Mikulski's decision to retire from the U.S. Senate signals the end of a ground-breaking career for a one-of-a-kind Baltimorean

Candidates for Maryland's Senate seat

A look at the people who are running – or are thinking about running – to replace Sen. Mikulski when she retires in 2016.