Sen. Barbara Mikulksi (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. Her announcement has massive political implications for her home state of Maryland and for the Washington region as a whole. We explore both her legacy and the political fallout of her announcement.


  • Mileah Kromer Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Goucher College
  • Matt Bush Maryland Reporter, WAMU 88.5

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