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Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings files for re-election

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings files for re-election

Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the 12-term Democratic congressman who has recently been beset by health problems, filed for re-election on Thursday.

Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has represented the state’s 7th Congressional District since winning a special election in 1996 to succeed fellow Democrat Kweisi Mfume.

The decision to seek another term, which Cummings had repeatedly promised to do, comes amid a second extended hospital stay over the past year. The 67-year-old lawmaker was admitted...

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