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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., center, and Senate Democratic women at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Senate Democratic women anticipate having a major prime time role as they present a former member of their ranks to become the first woman to become a major party's nominee for president. Â
That is according to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland, the longest serving woman in congressional history. Â
"All of the Democratic women of the Senate will be presenting a program together, but we're not sure of the day," Mikulski said of the plan for Philadelphia. "But it will be a significant time." Â
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