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Sen. Currie has write-in challenge for Senate seat

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in September, is no longer unopposed in November’s election for his Senate seat.

Sixty-three-year-old Jennifer Lowery-Bell said Wednesday she decided to run as a Democratic write-in candidate, because she believes residents of the 25th legislative district in Prince George’s County need to have a chance to vote for someone who isn’t under a legal cloud.

Lowery-Bell has been active in a neighborhood watch program in Largo.

Currie was indicted in September on charges of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion for allegedly using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain. He has pleaded not guilty. Currie has stepped down as chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee until the case is resolved.