Congressman's Wife Ponders Run for Governor in Maryland

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says she is “strongly considering” running for governor of Maryland. She is married to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

Rockeymoore Cummings, a Democrat, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the health care debate in Washington has shown that Republicans in the nation’s capital are not considering the needs of women, children and minorities.

She says more decisions about important issues like health care will fall to state leaders, where governors will have a lot of say in who gets needed services.

She says she isn’t confident Republican Gov. Larry Hogan will make the right decisions on behalf of Maryland families.

Rockeymoore Cummings says she may announce a decision “within the next few weeks.”

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the wife of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, says she is “strongly considering” running for governor of Maryland during an interview in Oxon Hill, Md., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The Democrat told The Associated Press Tuesday that the health care debate in Washington has shown that Republicans in the nation’s capital are not considering the needs of women, children and minorities. (AP Photo\/Brian Witte)\n"},{"type":"photo","media":"

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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, right, and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings arrive to a state dinner hosted by then-President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in honor of then-French President Francois Hollande at the White House on Feb. 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool\/Getty Images)\n"},{"type":"ad","media":"

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