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  • You Won’t Believe Who’s Leading The Race To Replace Baltimore’s Last Corrupt Mayor; But Then, This Is Baltimore, So, Believe It.

    03/04/2020 12:32:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    When Baltimore’s previous mayor, Catherine Pugh left office, it was because she was preparing to do a three year stretch in prison for scamming nearly a million dollars out of various organizations using her self-published children’s books. She was replaced by City Council leader Jack Young, who has thus far been doing a competent and honest job by all accounts. Unfortunately, Young said from day one that he was only an interim mayor and he had no intention of running for a full term of his own. That means that a new election will be held this year to...
  • Pro-Trump candidate wins primary - Could FLIP Cummings Baltimore District Red for 1st Time EVER

    02/15/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/8/2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik said after winning the primary election to run for the late congressman Elijah Cummings’s old seat in Baltimore that she won because of her “grassroots efforts," and she added that some of President Trump’s policies will help her historically blue district. “What I try to remind people is if you take a look at President Trump — take a look at prison reform, First Step Act, he’s actually just rewinding and fixing what was broken with that crime bill that led to so much mass incarceration that you really see in the greater Baltimore area,” Klacik...
  • Maryland voters head to polls in primary race to fill Elijah Cummings' seat

    02/04/2020 5:30:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are heading to the polls Tuesday to choose who will be their party’s nominee to finish the rest of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings' term in Congress. The race to fill the vacated seat is a crowded one, with 24 Democrats and eight Republicans vying for their parties’ nomination in the 7th Congressional District special primary. Given the heavily-Democrat makeup of the district, however, whoever wins the primary is expected to be the candidate to fill Cummings’ seat. A special general election will take place on April 28 -- the same day that Maryland...
  • Courthouse to be named after late US Rep. Elijah Cummings

    01/17/2020 12:19:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    AP ABC ^ | 01 16 2020 | AP Staff
    The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Friday unveiled the renderings of the bronze plaques that will be affixed to the building's exterior. One includes an image and biography of the congressman, and the other reads “Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse.” The powerful Democratic congressman and civil rights champion died Oct. 17 at age 68 of complications from longstanding health issues. He had represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore, since 1996. Cummings graduated from...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings’ widow running for Congress to ‘build on his legacy’ (Maya Rockeymoore)

    01/14/2020 3:30:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    KEYT ^ | 1/14/20
    Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, said she’s running for her late husband’s former seat representing the Baltimore area in Congress to build on his legacy. “He was fighting and he worked hard. And he was in the community and never did he ever say that he was tired and he couldn’t do it. He kept forging forward, literally until almost his last breath. So I’m now running to build on his legacy in Congress,” Rockeymoore Cummings told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” Tuesday. Rockeymoore Cummings said she’s focused on “defending and protecting...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings left $1 million in campaign funds when he died. His treasurer says he had a plan for it

    01/05/2020 3:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun via MSN ^ | 12/31/19 | Jeff Barker
    WASHINGTON — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore left $1 million in unspent campaign funds, according to election records. That raised an unanswered question: What happens to all that money now? In Washington, the campaign accounts of deceased and former lawmakers can legally stay active for years. Under federal election rules, the “Cummings for Congress Campaign Committee” is permitted to contribute - within certain limits - to federal, state or local candidates, political party committees or political action committees. That’s a course that many other congressional campaign accounts have taken. But Cummings, a Democratic House leader known for...
  • Sloppy accounting, funding debts: A look at Rockeymoore Cummings' charity

    12/22/2019 2:51:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post via LMTonline ^ | 12/20/19 | Steve Thompson
    For years, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings ran a charity so closely intertwined with her for-profit consulting firm that they shared the same employees, the same office space and the same director - her. The private firm carried out the charity's mission of promoting public health and addressing racial and economic inequity under a cost-sharing agreement that gave the firm a 5 percent management fee. Rockeymoore Cummings signed a contract on behalf of both parties to set up the unusual relationship. She disclosed the arrangement to the Internal Revenue Service initially, but in subsequent years she checked "no" on 990 tax forms...
  • Maryland Democratic Party overspent under Rockeymoore Cummings, acting chairman says

    11/30/2019 8:44:49 AM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Balitmore Sun ^ | 11/29/19 | Luke Broadwater
    The new acting chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party alleges the organization was overspending without strong financial controls under the leadership of former chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is now seeking her late husband’s seat in Congress. State Sen. Cory V. McCray, who took over as party chairman this month, wrote in a letter Friday to Maryland State Central Committee members that he has discovered “major areas of concern" pertaining to the organization’s finances, including “overspending” and lack of “fiscal constraints.” “In 2019, the Party has spent more money than it has raised for 9 out of 10 months,” wrote...
  • Payment to Elijah Cummings’ wife continues long-standing tradition ($174k)

    11/25/2019 12:34:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/18/19 | Katherine Tully-McManus
    Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, will receive an $174,000 payment as part of a continuing resolution that is expected to keep the government open through Dec. 20. The personal payment in this latest spending bill continues a long-standing practice of providing a death gratuity for a departed member’s survivors. The gratuity is usually included in the next appropriations bill following a lawmakers's death and is paid to the “next of kin” in the amount of one year’s compensation - $174,000. The House is expected to vote on the stopgap spending measure Tuesday and...
  • Republican seeking Elijah Cummings' House seat: Many Baltimore residents agree with President Trump

    11/12/2019 1:29:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/12/2019 | By Joshua Nelson
    Many Baltimore residents were “very happy” that President Trump shed light on the issues in their city, according to Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik, who is running for late Rep. Elijah Cummings' seat in Maryland. “People got on Trump’s case for basically repeating what so many people in West Baltimore said. Not just the residents, but even the former mayor, Mayor [Catherine] Pugh said the same thing: rat-infested. There's problems there,” Klacik told, “Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday. Klacik said that the sentiments expressed from Baltimore locals give her hope that she, a Republican, would have a "shot" at winning...
  • Widow of late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announces campaign for husband's seat

    11/11/2019 11:10:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The widow of late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said on Monday that she will launch a campaign to win her husband’s seat as representative of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, initially told The Baltimore Sun that she would formally announce her campaign on Tuesday, nearly a month after her husband died of cancer on Oct. 17 at age 68. Rep. Elijiah Cummings served nearly two decades in Congress and played an integral role in the early stages of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform...
  • CNN's April Ryan Blames Black Republican Kim Klacik For Cummings' Death

    11/10/2019 2:08:11 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 63 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11/9/19 | Kristinn Taylor
    CNN contributor April Ryan and CNN media reporter Brian Stelter attacked black Republican Kimberly Klacik on Saturday, implying she drove Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to his death last month after her video exposé on rat and trash infested Baltimore neighborhoods in his Congressional District provoked a national firestorm from President Trump. Klacik, 37, was attacked by Ryan and Stelter over her announcement of her candidacy for Cummings’ vacant seat. **** Ryan wrote on Twitter, “This is the woman who created all the controversy that made @realDonaldTrump go after @RepCummings and Baltimore. Cummings never got over the attack on him and...
  • Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik announces run for Elijah Cummings' Baltimore seat

    11/09/2019 11:33:28 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 November 2019 | Julia Musto
    As President Trump launches a new initiative to court black voters, Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik hopes to help his efforts by running for respected Congressman Elijah Cummings' seat in Maryland. The former chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee passed away in October at the age of 68 after battling health problems. As a vocal critic, Cummings had feuded with the president over living conditions in Baltimore which the president said was a "rat and rodent infested mess."
  • Kweisi Mfume Touts Credentials, Talks About What Led Him To Run To Succeed Cummings

    11/06/2019 3:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBAL ^ | 11/06/19 | Tyler Waldman
    Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume said Wednesday he would be a "champion" for the district he once represented if elected to represent it again. Mfume, the former 7th District congressman, is running to succeed the man who succeeded him, Elijah Cummings. He spoke Wednesday to C4. Mfume, who left office to lead the NAACP out of a path to financial ruin, touted his credentials as "somebody at the very least who is proven, tested, trusted and most of all ready to go to work on day one." Mfume talked about his beliefs on health care, violent crime, affordable college and spurring...
  • Man explains refusing to shake McConnell's hand at Cummings memorial: 'I couldn't do it'

    10/28/2019 8:04:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/19 | Rebecca Klar
    A man seen in a viral video declining to shake Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) hand at the late Rep. Elijah Cummings's (D-Md.) funeral said the snub wasn’t based on his loyalty to Cummings as a friend. The man, identified as Bobby Rankin, told The Washington Post on Monday he blamed McConnell for denying veterans’ benefits to his brother before he died last October from cancer after being exposed to contaminated water while serving in the Marines. “When I saw Mitch McConnell, all I saw was my brother’s face,” Rankin told the Post. In a 16-second clip, Rankin, one...
  • Washington Post publishes op-ed adapted from Cummings book foreword

    10/27/2019 12:37:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hil ^ | 10/27/19 | Zack Budryk
    The Washington Post on Sunday published an excerpt from an upcoming book foreword by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in which the congressman hails America’s civil servants. In the excerpt, from Cummings’ foreword to “In Defense of Public Service: How 22 Million Government Workers Will Save Our Republic,” by Cedric L. Alexander, Cummings described his experience as chair of the House Oversight Committee, which oversees federal workers. “When people in the leadership of the nation attack our courts, the members of our Congress, our civil servants and our media, they are attacking the glue that holds our diverse nation...
  • It’s a Congressional Seat, not a Barony

    10/27/2019 9:52:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    patriotretort ^ | October 26, 2019
    With the dishonorable Elijah Cummings dead, it probably doesn’t come as a galloping shock that his equally dishonorable trophy wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, plans to run for his Congressional seat. It’s stunning how members of Congress and their families treat a Congressional seat as if it’s some kind of peerage. Cummings was a member of the House of Representatives, not the House of Lords. And it is a Congressional seat, not a Barony. But for some reason, his ethically-challenged wife has the hubris to think that Cummings’ Congressional seat should be passed on to her as his surviving spouse. She...
  • Essence Magazine Deletes ‘RIP Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Tweet With Picture of John Lewis

    10/27/2019 8:59:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 17, 2019 | Andrew Aydin
    Essence Magazine tweeted in memoriam of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) Friday, but included a picture of Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.). "#RIP Rep. Elijah Cummings 🙏," the African-American women's magazine wrote in a now-deleted tweet that included a picture of the very much alive Lewis. https://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-25-at-11.42.41-AM.png Getty's caption of the image says, "Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is seen near the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Capitol Rotunda before a memorial service for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in Statuary Hall on Thursday, October 24, 2019." In an earlier tweet, the magazine noted...
  • Hillary Takes Veiled Shot at Donald, Melania Trump During Elijah Cummings’ Funeral

    10/26/2019 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/19 | Pamela Key
    On Friday during Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-MD) funeral, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used a Biblical analogy to take a veiled shot at President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. Clinton was comparing Cummings to his namesake, the Biblical prophet Elijah, who stood up against wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. Clinton said, “Like the prophet, our Elijah could call down fire from heaven — but he also prayed and worked for healing.” She added, “Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.” The crowd roared in acknowledgment.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral featured a powerful indictment of Trump’s character

    10/25/2019 1:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Vox ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tara Golshan and Li Zhou
    Rep. Elijah Cummings’s funeral Friday, marked by speeches from Barack Obama, the Clintons, and Cummings’s family, was as much a heartfelt celebration of a man who dedicated his life to public service as it was an indictment of President Donald Trump’s character in office. In his last months, Cummings, who chaired the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform — one of the committees carrying out the impeachment inquiry into Trump —became the subject of Trump’s ire. Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” in July and derided the Congress member’s Baltimore district as the “worst in the USA,” a “rat...