Cummings, at left, still has not decided whether he will run for Senate or re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated: 5:52 p.m. | If you were browsing the Maryland Board of Elections website midday on Monday, you might have thought you’d stumbled upon some news.
For at least a couple hours, the board’s official website showed that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings — the Democrat considering joining the competitive Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski — had filed for re-election in the state’s 7th District, with just two days to spare until Wednesday night’s filing deadline.
But according to an email to Roll Call by Cummings and a Roll Call interview with Jared DeMarinis, the director of candidacy and campaign finance at the board, Cummings did not, in fact, file the paperwork. The website, Cummings said, was “not accurate.” Full story