Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) officially passed Friday on a bid for a Senate seat in deep-blue Maryland.
The Maryland lawmaker has become a powerful entity in the House, rocketing to national fame as the lead manager of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment and as a member of the Jan. 6 select committee. He’s now the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee.
Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-Md.) retirement announcement in May immediately fueled speculation that Raskin would run. But he delayed his decision after a recent bout with cancer that is now in remission and has cited his work on the Oversight panel as a top reason to stay in the House.