Category Archives: Maryland CD7

More 2018 Previews Coming Up

In no particular order, I’ll be writing up the following potential 2018 races over the next few days. So don’t touch that dial – keep it tuned right here for more goodies. CD3 and CD7 – who’ll look to go federal if the incumbents end up in a 2018 Senate race? Hold on to your hats for these lists. Comptroller… Read more »

OK, NOW It’s Official – Cummings Isn’t Running For Senate

All of that hullabaloo over clerical errors and screenshots and such is over. Elijah Cummings is not running for the open Senate seat. If Politico says it, it must be true, right? Rep. Elijah Cummings said on Monday he will seek reelection for his House seat, passing on an opportunity to run for the competitive open Senate seat in Maryland. The… Read more »

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: It was on the website, then it was gone. I spoke late this afternoon with Jared DeMariniss of the State Board of Elections, who explained that a clerical error led to the website showing Elijah Cummings as a filed CD7 candidate. Cummings was expected to come in to the office to file something today and they took his old… Read more »

BREAKING: Cummings Files For Reelection In CD7 [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: Or not, as it turns out. It was on the website, then it was gone. I spoke late this afternoon with Jared DeMariniss of the State Board of Elections, who explained that a clerical error led to the website showing Elijah Cummings as a filed CD7 candidate. Cummings was expected to come in to the office to file something… Read more »

Cummings: Play Action Senate, Pump Fake Mayor, Run For Reelection?

No political figure in the entire state of Maryland has been the subject of more intense speculation this year than Elijah Cummings. Not even John Delaney. Cummings was in the Senate race. Then he wasn’t. He was running for reelection. But then Jamal Bryant got in the race. And then there was the “Draft Elijah for Mayor” thing last week…. Read more »

Bryant Confirms Congress Run

The Baltimore Sun confirms this morning that Jamal Bryant is running for Congress: West Baltimore pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant announced Monday he will run for Congress — seeking the seat held by Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a statement released early Monday, Bryant said, “After prayer, soul searching and long deliberation, I am officially announcing my candidacy for Congress of the United States… Read more »

Jamal Bryant For Congress?

The Reverend Jamal Bryant of Baltimore, pastor of Empowerment Temple, has been rumored to be running for mayor of Baltimore. An announcement to that effect is planned for tomorrow morning in EastWest Baltimore at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center. However, I’ve been sent photographs of Reverend Bryant’s signs, and they clearly show that he’s running for Congress.    A close ally of Elijah… Read more »

Is That A Banner Being Raised?

One of the first Facebook posts to mention that Elijah Cummings had hired a fundraiser was by Calvin Ball. Calvin Ball is a Howard County councilman now in his third term, and is not yet 40 years old. Back in the spring, when it seemed that Elijah Cummings’ entry into the Senate race was imminent, I compiled a list of potential… Read more »