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The (Maybe) Retiring Miller Raises More Than $150,000

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., who has said he will retire when his current term ends in 2010, raised more than $150,000 at a fundraiser Monday night at a Baltimore restaurant.

The event, which drew Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and all four standing committee chairmen fom the Senate, has added to speculation about whether Miller, a Democrat who represents parts of Calvert and Prince George's counties, might seek another term.

"Whether I run or not, I would not know how to exist without participating in a political campaign," Miller said today, noting that he has been involved in campaigns since 1962. "I'm going to be involved in this next election. It's very important."

Though the money raised Monday was for Miller's re-election account, he could transfer it to another account he has used for years to help elect other Democrats to the Senate.

Asked about his event, Miller relayed that "the room held 100 people. We had over 160 people there."

As for his political future, Miller said nothing definitive but allowed that his "competitive juices" are flowing more than after the November election, when "the Democrats, including moderate Democrats, had won big and I thought I could rest."

By John Wagner  |  May 17, 2007; 1:00 PM ET
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Slots are a no-brainer for Mike. That is, your brain is not engaging in productive exercises it might otherwise be taking part in while playing slots. And apparently a tax increases are a no-brainer too. Why bother to think of ways to restrain spending when one can stick it to the people who gave you your job with big increases in the sales and income taxes?

Posted by: Robin Ficker | May 18, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

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