Senator Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement Monday in Baltimore.
Mikulski, speaking at the podium by herself, said she spent considerable time thinking about how she wanted to spend the next two years and ultimately decided she didn't want to run another campaign.
"Do I spent my time raising money or raising hell to meet your day-to-day needs? Do I spend time focusing on my election or the next generation?" Mikulski said. "The more I thought about it, the more the answer became really clear.
"That's why I'm here to...