No longer a rising star, Mfume returns to Washington’s contentious political fray

As a freshman in Congress in 1987, Kweisi Mfume sent cards to all his new colleagues in which he provided the phonetic pronunciation of his name.

More than 30 years later…

Just sworn in, U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume says he’ll ‘have a conversation’ with late friend Elijah Cummings

Kweisi Mfume took the oath of office and accepted congratulations from mask-wearing Maryland colleagues. Then the state’s newest congressman said

Mfume rejoins House, in vacant seat of late Elijah Cummings

Mfume will represent a majority-black Baltimore-area district that has been hit hard by the coronavirus. President Donald Trump once described Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”…

Baltimore’s Kweisi Mfume wins U.S. House race in special election, returns to seat he held before taking over NAACP

Democrat Kweisi Mfume won the first election in Maryland since the coronavirus pandemic, prevailing in a mostly vote-by-mail contest to reclaim …

Kweisi Mfume Wins Special Election To Fill Elijah Cummings' Seat In Congress

Democrat Kweisi Mfume, the former president of the NAACP, cruised to victory in a special election for Maryland’s vacant congressional seat, which was formerly held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings….

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Endorses Kweisi Mfume In Maryland’s 7th Congressional District Race!

Baltimore County Executive Johnny A. Olszewski Jr. endorses Kweisi Mfume for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District.

Marylanders are voting by mail to fill a House seat. What’s that mean for the outcome — and future elections?

As states across the nation grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, stringent public health measures have disrupted more than the lives of millions of Americans and the businesses on which they relied

Mfume Talks About Reaching Out To Voters Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Kweisi Mfume talked to C4 about the challenges of navigating a “confusing” pair of elections for the same congressional seat and educating his past and, he hopes, future constituents about COVID-19.

Mfume Raking in the Bucks Ahead of Special Election

Throughout his long political career, former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) was never a prodigious fundraiser. But now that he is the Democratic nominee in the special 7th District election to replace the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D) — and likely headed to Congress, at least through the end of the year — Mfume is raising money

Kweisi Mfume Endorsed By Dozens Of Local Religious Leaders In Race For 7th Congressional District Seat

Former NAACP President and Congressman Kweisi Mfume received some big endorsements as he looks to fill the seat of late Congressman Elijah Cummings. 30 area religious leaders have endorsed Mfume, including

‘This one is for Elijah’: Kweisi Mfume on trying to fill the seat for the deceased congressman

Kweisi Mfume, 71, won the Democratic primary in a Maryland special election to serve out the congressional term of the late Elijah Cummings. Mfume previously had held the seat for five terms. On April 28, Mfume faces both the Republican challenger in that

Maryland primary moves to June amid coronavirus pandemic; voters to pick Cummings’ replacement by mail in April

Maryland is postponing its April 28 primary to June 2 and shifting the special Baltimore-area congressional election to mail-in ballots only — all part of an effort to

Kweisi Mfume: We Sure Do Need Him Now

The unfortunate passing of one of our nation’s most effective and passionate leaders leaves a void that requires a similar voice to replace it. More importantly in a decade where the decision and policies promoted at the federal level will have penetrating impact on

Former Mfume Allies ‘Giddy’ at Prospect of His Return

When lawmakers are elected to the U.S. House, it takes a while for them to learn how to cast a vote, where to find the restrooms and how to introduce a bill.

That won’t be the case for Kweisi Mfume, who’s expected to win the April special election …

Mfume Magic Once More on April 28?

Feb. 6, 2020 — Former Congressman Kweisi Mfume is headed back to Capitol Hill, a fact that will be confirmed by voters on April 28.

He obliterated 23 other Democrats in Tuesday’s special primary election.

Kweisi Mfume Wins the Special Primary for Elijah Cummings’ Congressional Seat

Kweisi Mfume was trying not to get ahead of himself.

On Tuesday, Mfume secured a win in a special Democratic primary election that opens the door for him to finish …

Kweisi Mfume says it would be ‘surreal’ to return to Congress. He has a new strategy to get there.

After an 11-week sprint to a primary victory, Kweisi Mfume allowed himself to pause momentarily Wednesday and imagine how it would feel to return to Congress after stepping down a generation ago.

‘Experience Matters’ | Former NAACP Leader Kweisi Mfume Wins Democratic Special Election For Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume won the Democratic special primary for Maryland congressional seat held by Elijah Cummings.

Cummings’ predecessor, Kweisi Mfume, wins Democratic nod in Maryland

Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who last served in the House in 1996, has won the Democratic nomination for the seat vacated by his successor, the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Defeating 23 Democrats — including Cummings’ widow — he’s heavily favored to be the next member of Congress…

Mfume, Klacik advance in contest for House seat left open by Cummings’s death

BALTIMORE — Kweisi Mfume won the Democratic primary to succeed the late congressman Elijah E. Cummings, defeating the revered lawmaker’s widow and positioning himself to reclaim the deep-blue seat he held more than 20 years ago.

Meet Elijah Cummings’ predecessor — who is aiming to become his successor

The mile walk from Baltimore Pennsylvania Station to Kweisi Mfume’s campaign office in the former Jewish-owned Charles Fish & Sons furniture store on Eutaw Street is a study in contrasts. Amid the gleaming libraries…

Democrats fight for Elijah Cummings’ legacy — and a seat in Congress

BALTIMORE — Two dozen Democrats are running for the nomination in Maryland’s 7th District, but no one looms larger over the race than the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, whose death last fall prompted the upcoming special election.

Commentary: On Mfume and the NAACP

Less than a month before voters in Maryland’s 7th congressional district go to the polls to pick the Democratic Party’s candidate to succeed Rep. Elijah Cummings, somebody “dropped a dime” on Kweisi Mfume.

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