Congressman's wife considers run for governor in Maryland

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 07:01:49-04

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, says 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.

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."