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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Md. House, 1983-96; U.S. House of Representatives, 1996-present
Born: Jan. 18, 1951; Baltimore, Md.
Residence: Baltimore
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings; three children
Education: Howard U., B.A. 1973; U. of Maryland, J.D. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th full term)
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform; Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials); Benghazi Attack

Election History
2014generalElijah Cummings (D) 144,63969.9
Corrogan Vaughn (R) 55,86027.0
Scott Soffen (LIBERT) 6,1033.0
2012generalElijah Cummings (D) 247,77076.5
Frank Mirabile (R) 67,40520.8
Ronald Owens-Bey (LIBERT) 8,2112.5
Charles Smith (D) 280.0
Ty Busch (D) 100.0
2010generalElijah Cummings (D) 152,66975.2
Frank Mirabile (R) 46,37522.8
Scott Spencer (LIBERT) 3,8141.9
Fred Dickson (WRI) 550.0
Ray Bly (WRI) 200.0
2008generalElijah Cummings (D) 227,37979.5
Michael Hargadon (R) 53,14718.6
Ronald Owens-Bey (LIBERT) 5,2141.8
2006generalElijah Cummings (D) 158,83098.1
2004generalElijah Cummings (D) 179,18973.4
Tony Salazar (R) 60,10224.6
Virginia Rodino (GREEN) 4,7271.9
2002generalElijah Cummings (D) 137,04773.5
Joseph Ward (R) 49,17226.4
2000generalElijah Cummings (D) 134,06687.1
Kenneth Kondner (R) 19,77312.8
1998generalElijah Cummings (D) 112,69985.7
Kenneth Kondner (R) 18,74214.3
Dorothy Jennings (I) 60.0
1996generalElijah Cummings (D) 115,76483.5
Kenneth Kondner (R) 22,92916.5
Barry Farley () 20.0
1996specialElijah Cummings (D) 18,87080.9
Kenneth Kondner (R) 4,44919.1
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Maryland is 9th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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