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Mfume, Klacik Win Party Nominations For Cummings' Seat

Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik are running for the remainder of the late Elijah Cummings' term.
Posted at 9:07 AM, Feb 05, 2020

"Donald Trump wants to divide us and I want to stand with you and unite us," Democrat Kweisi Mfume said. 

Democrat Kweisi Mfume's is one step closer to representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District after securing the democratic nomination in special primaries Tuesday.  

Mfume was one of 24 democrats running for the remainder of the late Elijah Cummings' term. 

Cummings represented Maryland's seventh congressional district from 1996 until his death last year. 

But Mfume isn't a stranger on the Hill. 

He served five terms as a district's congressman until 1996, when he stepped down to lead the NAACP. His opponent? 

"Somebody's gotta save this district. The people of west Baltimore deserve better," Republican Kimberly Klacik said. 

Kimberly Klacik, a non-profit founder and Republican strategist secured the Republican nomination. 

She tweeted celebrating, after winning all three districts in the county. 

Klacik caught President Trump's attention in 2019 as a guest on Fox News. 

"There's a crisis at the border, but there's also a crisis in Baltimore," Klacik said. 

Her segment sparked President Trump's infamous tweet on Baltimore. 

While Klacik caught national attention, Democrats outnumber Republicans 4 to 1 in the district. 

Mfume and Klacik will face off in a special general election April 28.