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Monday, March 14, 2005

Mfume In

And they're off!

CQ Today reports: Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., who stepped down in January as president of the NAACP, today formally announced his bid for the Senate seat of retiring five-term incumbent Paul S. Sarbanes, the Associated Press reported. Mfume, who represented Baltimore in the House from 1987 to 1996, made the announcement at a news conference at the Camden Yards baseball stadium.

Al Wynn announced, according to the Sun, that he would defer to Mfume his ambitions for the senate.

Republicans whose names have been added to the mix are former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella, governor's wife Kendel Ehrlich and conservative state Sen. Alex X. Mooney.