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Michael Steele to Announce MD Senate Bid Next Week

By on 10.19.05 | 5:26PM

This went out on the Maryland Republican Party mailing list today:

A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The time has come for Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele to make a special announcement regarding the future of his public service.

Please join your fellow Marylanders for live music and refreshments on Tuesday, October 25th at the Novak Field House at Prince George's Community College at 11:15 AM.

It's no mystery what the announcement will be; it's been assumed for months that Steele would run for Senate.

Back in March I called for Steele (or Gov. Robert Ehrlich) to run. Since then, Ben Cardin and Kweisi Mfume have emerged as the frontrunners on Democratic side, joined by several potential spoilers. In a July poll, Rasmussen showed Steele running behind Cardin but ahead of Mfume.

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