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Friday, December 17, 2004

Not Quite Silent in Maryland

For those interested in politics, Maryland is still quiet except for a bit of backstage work.

But then you never know what might happen:
* Rep. Ben Cardin suggested in a Baltimore City Paper interview that he might not be staying in his Congressional seat in 2006.
* Glen Ivey, PG County prosecutor, is talked about for state-wide office.
* With Kweisi Mfume stepping down from the helm of the NAACP, potentially to run for higher office, Rep. Elijah Cummings is a possibility to take his place.
* Rumors abound as to who would be the strongest candidate for either Baltimore-area House seats should Cummings or Cardin move on.