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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Mfume for Senate?

Roll Call reports that former Baltimore Congressman Kweisi Mfume, now the head of the NAACP, "has kept his old Congressional campaign fund alive since he left Congress in 1996 and is using it to support a host of national and local Democrats." It speculated that Mfume might "become a candidate for Senate in 2006 if Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D) chooses not to seek a sixth term," noted that he had $112,000 in his campaign account at the end of 2003, and gave $4,000 to the DSCC.