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


Biography
District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Md. House, 1983-96; U.S. House, 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 (9th full term)
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform; Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials); Benghazi Attack; Joint Economic

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
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
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MD-07)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

83rd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Maryland Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D) is 14th.

9th

Maryland is 9th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

8,204

Twitter Followers (@RepCummings)

41st

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has the 41st most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.