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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to run for late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat in U.S. Congress

The Maryland Democratic party announced that Dr. Maya Rockeymore Cummings, the widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced that she will be running for her late husband’s seat in Congress.

Rockeymore Cummings resigned as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party in a meeting held Monday evening.

Cory McCray, Baltimore City State Senator and former Vice Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party will be serving as the interim chair of the Party.

“I thank Maya Rockeymoore Cummings for her service as Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party. Her tenure as Chair culminated with several Democratic wins last week, in competitive municipal races across Wicomico, Kent, and Harford counties,” said Sen. McCray.

“I am confident that the Party will demonstrate stability and continuity of service in the weeks ahead, as we build for the 2020 elections by fundraising and organizing around the state, and lift up the General Assembly’s legislative priorities as we prepare to enter the 2020 legislative session,” said Sen. McCray.

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