Report: Elijah Cummings’ Widow May Run for His Congressional Seat

Breitbart | 10/18/2019 | Staff
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Rep. Elijah Cummings’ widow, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, may run for his congressional seat, according to a report.

The 48-year-old chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party has not yet made a statement about a possible run, but sources said she is the “most likely successor to fill his congressional seat,” according to the Washington Examiner.

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The article also stated that other potential candidates “will make room for her out of respect for her and her late husband” if she decides to run in April.

However, one political operative noted that Rockeymoore is not planning any immediate political moves in the near future.

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“Word is that Maya Rockeymoore will pass on the special election,” the operative said.

On Thursday, Breitbart News reported that Rep. Cummings (D-MD) had died of “health complications” at the age of 68.

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“Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning from ‘complications concerning longstanding health challenges,'” the article said.

President Trump offered his condolences on Twitter Thursday and stated that it will not be easy to fill the congressman’s seat:

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