Maya Rockeymoore, widow of rap. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., And chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is expected to run for his late husband, according to a report.
Rockeymoore has not yet said whether she plans to run, The Washington Examiner reported.
The Maryland Democratic Party issued a statement saying Rockeymoore would not make announcements as long as she was grieving. "POLITICS, ACTIVISTS, SELEBRITIES
" We ask the public and the press to allow the President of the Maryland Democratic Party, Dr. Maya Rockkeymour Cummings – and the rest of the Cummings family – time and space to mourn their loss, Party
Rockimour, 48, previously worked for Congress for the Black Caucus Foundation, serves as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Reporter Charles Rangel, DN.Y., and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee . She also ran for governor in Maryland, but dropped out when Cummings was hospitalized in 2018.
Cummings was elected to his seat in Maryland's 7th Congressional District in 1996 and served 12 terms until major health conditions.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has 10 days to schedule special elections for Cummings, but he has wide-ranging influences on when it will take place. That could be in February or more than a year, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Cummings and Rockeymoore were married in 2008, according to the examiner.
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Cummings will be in the state capitol next week and the funeral will be held in Baltimore on Friday.