Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, has joined the list of Democrats who are considering a run for Maryland governor.
In an interview on Tuesday, Rockeymoore Cummings said the Republicans in Washington are not even considering the needs of children, minorities and women in the health care debate.
She said she will make a decision no later than early fall and has been contemplating a run for governor for the past few years. Rockeymoore Cummings said she was disappointed with Republicans Governor Larry Hogan and President Donald Trump’s victories.
“I’ve done a lot of soul-searching and I want to step up and consider a bid for Maryland governor,” she said.
Rockeymoore Cummings is the CEO and President of Global Policy Solutions in Washington, D.C., frequent contributor on CNN and Fox News and holds a doctoral degree in political science. She is also held positions at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and National Urban League.
If Rockeymoore Cummings makes her gubernatorial bid official, she will be the first woman to enter the race. She will join other Democrats who have already launched their campaigns, including Senator Richard Madaleno, Rushern L. Baker III, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Ben Jealous.