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GOP strategist aims to flip Elijah Cummings’ seat with run for congress

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GOP strategist aims to flip Elijah Cummings’ seat with run for congress

Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik is taking up the mantle for Baltimore Maryland’s voters and running for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat in Congress.

Klacik’s run falls in line with President Donald Trump’s initiative to bring in more black voters, especially in primarily liberal areas, according to Fox News.

When she appeared on “America’s News HQ: Weekend” with host Ed Henry, Klacik said that she believed that Democrats have a history of talking about helping black neighborhoods, which Baltimore has plenty of, but in reality, they “actively vote against things that offer the black community more opportunities.”

Klacik went on to say that many representatives put illegal immigrants’ needs ahead of those of their constituents, saying that the living conditions on the border “were better than the living conditions in some areas of West Baltimore.”

“That has to end,” she said.

However, the Republican strategist isn’t the only one eyeing the recently vacated seat.Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings has announced that she is “thinking carefully” about running to take her late husband’s seat in the House of Representatives.

“I love Baltimore City, the counties of the 7th Congressional District, and the state of Maryland,” Rockeymoore Cummings, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, said according to The Daily Caller.

“I’m deeply committed to public service and I’m honored by the widespread encouragement I’ve received to continue Elijah’s amazing legacy. As I mourn the loss of my husband, I’m thinking carefully about the future and will make an announcement very soon,” she continued.

In a more politically motivated move, freshman Democrats Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are attempting to steer one of the more prominent committees in Congress pushing for liberal Rep. Jamie Raskin to run for Committee Chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

That move is one that would put Raskin in an already crowded race of candidates to lead the panel that is investigating President Donald Trump for potential impeachment.

“Sources familiar with the conversations said Raskin had no plans to run to succeed the panel’s previous chairman, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, a fellow Maryland Democrat who died last week at the age of 68,” The Hill reported.

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“But Raskin, 56, has told Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib he will give it ‘serious reflection,’ the sources told The Hill on Tuesday.”

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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