Barbara Mikulski on future: 'Let's get a Clinton administration and then we can talk'

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Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring from the Senate at the end of the year, left open the possibility of a future role in government, possibly as part of a Clinton administration if the former Secretary of State wins the general election.

"I'm turning the page, not writing the final chapter," the Maryland Democrat offered in response to a question about whether she would work in a Clinton White House. "Service is in my DNA...Let's get a Clinton administration and then we can talk."


Mikulski, widely popular in Maryland according to polls, surprised many state Democrats last year by announcing she would not seek a sixth term. The state's senior senator has appeared occasionally as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton, whom she also endorsed in 2008.

She was speaking on a call Wednesday organized by the Clinton campaign to discuss how women's issues have been handled by the presidential candidates.