Wife of the late Elijah Cummings will run for Congress

The widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings is planning to run for her late husband’s seat in Congress.

“I fought right alongside of Elijah,” Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Monday night, adding that she will announce her run Tuesday.

“I’ve been on this path for fighting for the soul of our democracy, for fighting for health care, education, for a better America for all,” she said. “And so he wanted me to continue this fight, and I’m going to continue this fight and run the race, and, prayerfully, win.”


Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings will “undergo a preventative double mastectomy Friday, and that her mother died from breast cancer in 2015 and her sister was diagnosed last year with the disease.”

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