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Cummings can’t take the credit for wealth in his district

Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club Aug. 7.
Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club Aug. 7. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

I believe it is a gross exaggeration to attribute the wealth of Maryland’s 7th congressional district to any actions taken by Rep. Elijah Cummings (“There’s zero chance Trump accepts Elijah Cummings’ invitation to Baltimore. That’s just as well,” July 28). The state’s congressional redistricting of 2003 virtually dropped in Mr. Cummings’ lap the more wealthy areas of Howard County.

That’s what has skewed his overall numbers, not some demonstration of leadership.

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Jim Day, Ellicott City

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