Van Hollen Senate Run Would Scramble Race to Succeed Pelosi

The Maryland lawmaker is viewed by some Democrats as Pelosi's preferred heir.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) talks to House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (2nd L) as a congressional staff waits by the door after a House Democratic leadership meeting October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. On the sixteenth day of a government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling and reopen the government. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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