As Maryland pols jockey for position in next year’s U.S. Senate race, the list of candidates seems to be shrinking. Usually, a candidate statement that they’re “considering” a run for office is a sure sign that a formal announcement — or at least an exploratory committee — is on the way. A month ago, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said it would be a “dream” to hold the seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski. She even told Howard Fineman she was running.
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If you’re a Maryland Democrat, you’re probably thinking about running for U.S. Senate this week. Barbara Mikulski’s decision to step down from her seat — and former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s subsequent decision not to run — has created a free-for-all among donkeys. We gave an initial rundown earlier this week, but here’s an update with a few new faces that have emerged.