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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:49 PM

Congressman's Wife Ponders Run for Governor in Maryland

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the wife of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, said Tuesday she is "strongly considering'' running for governor of Maryland.

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.

"Gutting Medicaid is simply an unacceptable proposition, and it has a disproportionately negative effect on women and children,'' Rockeymoore Cummings said.

She said she believes 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 also said she doesn't have confidence that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan "can make the right decisions on behalf of Maryland's families, and particularly women and their families.''

Read more: http://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/Congressmans-Wife-Ponders-Run-for-Governor-in-Maryland-435292453.html

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