"Maryland is not a leader in the U.S. Senate," he said. "Maryland is in the back row, a reliable vote for [Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid]. That's not what we need in the state."
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Mr. Douglas, a business owner and Iraq War veteran, said he hopes to provide "new blood" and leadership in the Senate, which he thinks are lacking in the upper chamber.