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Cummings’ Widow Expected to Run for His House Seat: Report

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, is expected to run for her husband’s House seat, according to a Fox News report. Cummings, who was up for reelection in 2020, died Thursday due to long-term health complications. He was 68.

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, speaks at the state Democratic Party's 20th annual legislative luncheon in Annapolis on Jan. 8. (Photo by: Brigette White | The Washington Informer)

By WI Web Staff

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, is expected to run for her husband’s House seat, according to a Fox News report.

Cummings, who was up for reelection in 2020, died Thursday due to long-term health complications. He was 68.

Rockeymoore Cummings, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, remembered her husband of more than 20 years, saying in a statement that he was “an honorable man who proudly served his district and the nation with dignity, integrity, compassion and humility.”

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has also been floated as Cummings’ possible successor.

This post originally appeared in The Washington Informer.

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