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Hettleman, Lierman backing Van Hollen for Senate

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., speaks at an American Federation of Government Employees rally on Capitol Hill last month. On Wednesday, he declared he would run in 2016 for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, becoming the first Maryland politician to declare his candidacy in what is expected to be a crowded field. Illustrates MARYLAND-SENATE (category a), by Arelis Hernandez (c) 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., speaks at an American Federation of Government Employees rally on Capitol Hill last month. On Wednesday, he declared he would run in 2016 for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, becoming the first Maryland politician to declare his candidacy in what is expected to be a crowded field. Illustrates MARYLAND-SENATE (category a), by Arelis Hernandez (c) 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Andrew Harnik) (See photo caption for proeper cr / WP-Bloomberg)
Two Baltimore-area lawmakers -- Dels. Shelly L. Hettleman and Brooke E. Lierman -- have endorsed Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate.

The two state lawmakers made the announcement at an event Thursday night organized by Democratic women supporting Van Hollen. The Montgomery County lawmaker is running against Rep. Donna F. Edwards for the Senate seat that will be left open in 2017 by Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement.

The "Baltimore Region Women for Van Hollen" event came days after Emily's List said it would spend $1 million on advertising in the Baltimore region for Edwards. The Washington-based group helps to elect Democratic female candidates who support abortion rights.

"There is no question that the best person for this job is Chris Van Hollen," said Hettleman, a former aide to Sen. Ben Cardin -- who has remained neutral in the primary contest.  

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