Can Maryland's Donna Edwards Be the Ted Cruz of the Left?

Progressives jump into Maryland's Senate race to back an old favorite.

U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Times Warner Cable Arena Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

Photographer: Harry E. Walker/MCT via Getty Images

Since the end of 2014, a coalition of progressive groups—MoveOn, Democracy for America, Ready for Warren—has organized in early primary states to get Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race. She has refused to oblige. Just this week, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee successfully tapped the panic buttons of reporters and activists by putting out an email under Warren's name, titled "I'm In." She was in... for further Democratic fundraising.

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