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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Senate Race Entrants

Even as Lt. Gov. Michael Steele was announcing an exploratory committee to prepare for a potential Republican campaign for Senate, former Nader press secretary Kevin Zeese was featured in a Baltimore City Paper article talking about a potential independent-unity run. While independents are often marginalized in American politics, the presence of a viable Republican candidate and the development of a unified independent effort that could include Libertarians, Greens, and the state Populist Party, among others, means that we might have an interesting race in Maryland.