By Nora Eckert
Capital News Service
Nearly two months after Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death, 32 candidates–including his widow, a former staffer and several state lawmakers–are competing in the packed race to fill his seat.
The longtime Baltimore congressman died Oct. 17 from “longstanding health conditions,” according to spokesperson. The 68-year-old Democrat left behind a legacy of fighting for civil rights, lowering prescription drug prices and most recently, serving as a powerful voice on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Now, a pack of 24 Democrats and 8 Republicans are either challenging that legacy or dedicating their platforms to continuing it.