Maya Cummings exits governor's race in Maryland

Maya Rockeymoore writer suspended her campaign for Maryland governor weekday, citing “personal issues.”

Cummings, the woman of U.S. Rep. Elijah writer, contains a political background in Washington, tho' she had ne'er run workplace.

“Making a positive and direct contribution to the state of Maryland and to our nation was my greatest motivating issue for getting into the general public arena,” Cumming aforesaid during a statement. “Unfortunately, thanks to personal issues, i'm suspending my bid for governor of Maryland.”

Cummings entered the race in Gregorian calendar month, declaring that Maryland is “punching below its fighting weight.” She aforesaid too several families ar troubled economically and public faculties don’t have enough resources. She conjointly cited escalating violent crime.

“I impart all of the folks across the country WHO have supported my campaign {and those|and folks} WHOm I even have met on the campaign path who conjointly fervidly believe that we will and should do higher for the people of Maryland,” she aforesaid in her statement.

Her announcement narrows the packed Maryland Democratic primary for governor from eight to seven candidates. They embrace blue blood George’s County government Rushern Baker and former NAACP president mountain Jealous. State Sen. Richard Madaleno and metropolis County government Kevin Kamenetz are candidates also as Krishanti Vignarajah, a former policy aide to Michelle Obama, and professional person Jim Shea and bourgeois Alec Ross.

In a state wherever registered Democrats total Republicans 2-1, they're vying to run against fashionable Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, WHO is seeking to become the primary Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland since 1954.

The primary is Gregorian calendar month twenty six.

Cummings is president and business executive of worldwide Policy Solutions, a Washington-based consulting company she supported in 2005. She served as a general assembly aide and as chief of workers to big apple Rep. Charles Rangel. She conjointly worked for the National Urban League and also the general assembly Black Caucus Foundation. — (AP)

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