Tucker Cavanagh, her campaign manager, said in a statement that the candidate was recovering with friends and family. He also praised her medical team at Hopkins.
“We are lucky to have a world-class institution like Johns Hopkins here in Baltimore and we are grateful to Dr. Mehrad Habibi, Dr. Gedge Rosson, and the rest of the wonderful Hopkins team that expertly performed Maya’s surgery,” he said. "Most importantly, we are so glad that Maya is healthy and recovering, and she’s looking forward to getting back on the campaign trail in a few weeks.”
Grateful for the tremendous outpouring of prayers and support from friends, family, and supporters throughout the week....
Rockeymoore Cummings said she had scheduled her surgery prior to her husband’s death. Her campaign said she will “return to the campaign trail after a short recovery, and is looking forward to continuing her work to end health disparities, especially for Black women, in Congress.”
Rockeymoore Cummings, a public policy consultant, recently stepped down as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party to pursue election. She also is a former candidate for governor of Maryland.
A special primary election to fill the seat her husband had held since the 1990s is scheduled for Feb. 4. Rockeymoore Cummings is one in a crowded field of announced candidates, including Kweisi Mfume, who held the seat before Elijah Cummings.