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

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

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, a former social worker from Baltimore who became a leading liberal voice in Washington and the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced in an emotional press conference on Monday that she would not seek a sixth term in 2016. Mikulski, who rose to become the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the dean of Maryland's congressional delegation, told reporters gathered in Fells Point that she wanted to spend the next two years helping to groom the next generation of Democratic leaders in the state. "Do I spend my time raising money or raising hell to meet your day-to-day needs? Do I spend time focusing on my election or the next...

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