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Kweisi Mfume, Democratic nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, raises his fist at a victory party, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Baltimore's problems in focus as primary winners look ahead

Feb. 5, 2020 6:34 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume says that if he regains the seat in Congress he once held in a heavily Democratic Baltimore area district, cutting violent crime in the city and its suburbs will be his top concern. Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries Tuesday for the...

Kweisi Mfume, second from left, Democratic nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, speaks at a victory party with his wife, Tiffany, left, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Mfume, Klacik win party primaries for Elijah Cummings' seat

Feb. 4, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 4 to 1, the Democratic nominee will be the heavy favorite...

Kimberly Klacik wins the Republican special primary for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by Elijah Cummings

Feb. 4, 2020 9:52 PM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kimberly Klacik wins the Republican special primary for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by Elijah Cummings.

Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume wins Democratic special primary for Maryland congressional seat held by Elijah Cummings

Feb. 4, 2020 9:45 PM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume wins Democratic special primary for Maryland congressional seat held by Elijah Cummings.
In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is running for her late husband's congressional seat in a special primary in Maryland, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Md. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, is standing right. Helen Holton, a former Baltimore City Councilwoman, is standing left. AP Photo/Brian Witte)

AP News Guide: Special congressional election in Maryland

Feb. 3, 2020 3:47 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters are deciding which candidates will be the nominees for the congressional seat that was held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. A special primary election is scheduled for Tuesday. There are 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. Eight candidates are on the...

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is running for her late husband's congressional seat in a special primary in Maryland, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Md. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, is standing right. Helen Holton, a former Baltimore City Councilwoman, is standing left. AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Crowded field in special primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

Jan. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rarely open U.S. House seat in Maryland has drawn a crowded field of 24 Democrats and eight Republicans in a special primary for the office held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Candidates in the majority-black district's Tuesday primary include Cummings' widow, Maya Rockeymoore...

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June release set for book by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings

Jan. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Rep. Elijah Cummings, nearly finished in his lifetime and worked on by his widow after his death, will be published this summer. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Friday that “We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy"...

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, left, is joined by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and other family of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings as he unveils a rendering of the plaque honoring Cummings' legacy, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Baltimore. The bronzed plaque is currently under design and will adorn the city's East Courthouse Building, and courthouse will be named after the late congressman. Mayor Young also proclaimed Jan. 18, the congressman's birthday, as Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore. (Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Courthouse to be named after late US Rep. Elijah Cummings

Jan. 17, 2020 1:44 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — 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...

FILE - In this March 1, 2008 file photo, former Rep. Kweisi Mfume talks to volunteers as they prepare to canvas Cincinnati neighborhoods for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Cincinnati. As the former NAACP leader seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

Jan. 17, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. The newspaper found records showing the group's executive...