Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. leads an address by the Women of the Senate at the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. leads an address by the Women of the Senate at the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)