One of the Maryland Democratic politicians who hasn’t picked a side in the primary contest to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski broke his silence on Monday.
Martin O’Malley sent an email to supporters announcing that he is backing U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen. The former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor who ended his run for president earlier this year wrote that he agrees with the Sun editorial board’s assessment that the Congressman from Kensington is “by far the most qualified candidate to carry on the Mikulski tradition.” O’Malley briefly worked for Mikulski, and his mother is a longtime employee in the U.S. Senator’s DC office.
“I stood with Barbara Mikulski in her historic campaign for U.S. Senate in 1986, and I’m standing with Chris tomorrow on election day,” O’Malley writes.
Van Hollen is facing U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards in a race that could come down to voters from Baltimore.
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