Elijah Cummings: Widow to Run for Congressional Seat

The more things change……… The more they stay the same.

source: USA Today

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says she will run for the Maryland congressional seat left vacant when her husband, Rep. Elijah Cummings, died suddenly in October

Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of the Maryland Democratic party, announced her plans Monday evening on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, telling the host she will make her announcement Tuesday.

I believe very strongly that I have the background and the focus and the commitment and the ability to take the reins and to make a good run for this seat……..I fought right along Elijah for the last 12 years.”

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
(Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Elijah Cummings represented Maryland 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore, for 23 years before his death. 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set a primary date in the race for Feb. 4 with a general election planned for April 28.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings will run for seat of late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings

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