Skip to comments.Md. Dem Mikulski Set to Follow Bayh Out Senate Door
Posted on 02/16/2010 7:25:05 AM PST by kingattax
(Newser) Claiming an impeccable source, blogger Rich Vail reports tonight that Democrat Barbara Mikulski will follow Evan Bayhs lead and not seek re-election to her Maryland Senate seat this fall.
Vail, a Tea Party supporter behind blog The Vail Spot, says the 73-year-old Mikulski has been slow to recover from an ankle injury suffered last year, and has told her doctor she plans to retire.
“What has the former governor been doing since he lost his re-election? Can he win again in a State wide race? If he has a chance Ill support him.”
He is currently working in a Baltimore law firm and also has a radio talk show. He has more than a chance. I hope he wants to take it.
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Why would someone who lives like royalty on our dime want to give up the lifestyle of the rich and famous? May be there are some things even some of the rats don’t want to be a part of.
And one would be stupid to think a republican could win the swimmers seat in the peoples republic of Massachusetts.....oh wait!!!!
Well, I know Maryland better than I know Mass, but I don’t expect lightening to strike twice in another Democrat stronghold. I hope I’m wrong after fifty years of living next door and spending a great deal of my time there. I love the state and hate their politics.
“Can it be a GOP pickup.”
If this is true then yes, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich could win this seat.
Another freeper suggested that Ehrlich’s chances are better against O’Malley for the governorship. Do you agree?
I don’t see Steny Hoyer going for it. He’s already pretty much running the House. Put another way, what would you rather be? The number 2 guy in the House or a junior senator?
“I dont see Steny Hoyer going for it. Hes already pretty much running the House. Put another way, what would you rather be? The number 2 guy in the House or a junior senator?”
What about this Dem.
THOMAS V. MIKE MILLER, JR., President of MD State Senate
But if the sh*t does hit the fan, I expect Texas to invoke it's State's Constitutional right to secede - I hope y'all are prepared for the influx of “refugees” from the states.
Myself, I hope my son who now lives there, is prepared for the rest of the family to come a’knocking on his door!
Pray for our country
You're outside of my area of expertise... I live & work in south-central PA, near York. I faithfully listen to WBAL every afternoon, so I get my Maryland politics that way.
I was pretty impressed with the way Steny Hoyer was able to upset Madam Pelosi's master plan to install her mentor, the late John Murtha, as House Majority Leader. My impression -- and it could be completely wrong -- is that Steny wields a lot more power than the Media lets on. Similarly, Nancy is not nearly as powerful as some would have it.
Who’s next? There’s a handful of *other* Dems likely to quit(not run for re-election for “family reasons”), or switch parties beyond Mikulski. How many votes does Reid have left in his future majority *now*? >Bo)
Hope springs eternal!!!!
Don’t forget, they *still* get a pretty good “retirement parachute, even after only one term in office, along with the lifetime Congressional medical coverage pkg. Bayh and Mikulski have both been in several terms...They can live comfortably for the rest of their lives on what they’ll get in perpetuity for the rest of their lives...from Ciongress, off of the Peoples dime.
then again, if martial law is imposed, they'd all be null and void for at least 6 months = hmmm. so if HE jumps ships, batten down the hatches.
It smells to me like Rahm Emanuel is behind the scenes, telling each vulnerable democrat to take a hike or get offed.
They are burning off the dead wood so they can slide in Jim Webbs that play conservative to get elected and then turn hard-left once in office. It’s their only hope, but it could be enough to staunch a Republican rout.
Great God in Heaven!! Thank you!!
I’m sure that she will be chauffeured out in style in a Subaru Lesbo-Wagon.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Yeah, what the hell is wrong with people here anyway?
Native Ohioan who moved to MD in 2007 here.
Don’t be caught up too much. No good sources, as Tom Marr said. Could all be made up. A blog, FGS.