Kefalas(center)
Kefalas(center)

An attorney and former legal aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told supporters in an email Wednesday he is considering a run for Senate in Maryland -- adding his name to a relatively short list of Republicans who are considering the contest.

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, a 35-year-old Parkville resident who served as deputy legal counsel to Ehrlich, said in the email that he has been meeting with business and political leaders to discuss a possible campaign.

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"So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive -- with an emerging experienced and enthusiastic team ready to change Washington," Kefalas wrote.

Other Republicans considering the contest include Rep. Andy Harris, the state's only GOP lawmaker in Washington, and former lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. Ehrlich has also been touted as potential candidate, as has his wife, Kendel.

Democrats and Republicans are jockeying for position following the announcement this month that longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Democrat, will retire in 2017.

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