- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sen. Barbara Mikulski will formally submit Hillary Clinton’s name as the Democratic nominee for president at the party’s convention.

Mikulski made the announcement Tuesday at a breakfast for Maryland delegates at the convention.

Rachel MacKnight, a Mikulski spokeswoman, says Mikulski will introduce Clinton’s name at about 5 p.m. and give a brief speech before the roll call of the states.

Mikulski is the longest-serving woman in Congress and a long-time friend of Clinton. She is retiring at the end of her term, after serving five, six-year terms.

Maryland state Sen. Susan Lee, a delegate who was at the breakfast, says Mikulski has been a role model for women in politics.

Yvette Lewis, a Maryland superdelegate who was at the breakfast, says Mikulski is the perfect person to “pass the mantle.”

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