Md. Dem Mikulski Set to Follow Bayh Out Senate Door
Blogger claims health issues mean retirement
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2010 8:05 PM CST
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is seen in a 2008 photo.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Claiming “an impeccable source,” blogger Rich Vail reports tonight that Democrat Barbara Mikulski will follow Evan Bayh’s lead and not seek re-election to her Maryland Senate seat this fall. Vail, a Tea Party supporter behind blog The Vail Spot, says the 73-year-old Mikulski has been slow to recover from an ankle injury suffered last year, and has told her doctor she plans to retire.