I told you so.
Just like Debbie Dingell, widow of John Dingell, who now represents Michigan’s 12th District, following her husband, and her husband’s father. The Dingell family has represented the 12th Congressional District since 1932, when the 12th District was formed.
Rockeymoore has not yet said whether she plans to run, The Washington Examiner reported.
The Maryland Democratic Party released a statement that Rockeymoore would not be making announcements while she grieves.
“We ask the public and the press to allow Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings — and the rest of the Cummings family — time and space to grieve their loss,” the party said.
Since she is 20 years younger than her husband, Elijah Cummings, she probably has many years ahead of her representing the people of Baltimore. Recently she gave up her bid for the governor’s office in Maryland.
Rockeymoore, 48, has previously worked for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, served as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and was a staffer 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 his death due to underlying health conditions.