Mikulski retirement sparks early jockeying in Maryland

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Edwards has announced her campaign to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans. Former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey announced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, he will run for Edwards' seat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s announcement that she will retire at the end of her term has kicked off a scramble, spurring politicians who have waited in the wings for years to run for her seat, and in turn, creating new openings for others to seek.

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