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VINELAND â€“ Democratic New Jersey Congressional candidate Will Cunningham announced he has received an endorsement from the wife of late House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings in his effort to win the party’s nomination on July 7.
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, praised Cunningham for his work as a chief investigator in the House Oversight Committee under her husband and his experience will benefit him in being an effective legislator.
“Will Cunningham is a fierce, African-American advocate for true reform who served my husband proudly as a chief investigator on Capitol Hill,” Cummings said of Cunningham. “Will overcame intense hardship growing up in South Jersey, and will use his congressional experience to get results for your family.”
The winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican Jeff Van Drew in the November general election. Van Drew won the seat as a Democrat, but made national headlines when he switched parties when President Donald Trump faced impeachment.
“[Elijah Cummings’] legacy will live on in his desire to bring new voices like mine to Congress,” Cunningham said. “I was honored to have Chairman Cummings’ endorsement when I ran against Jeff Van Drew in 2018. Maya is a champion of Elijah’s causes through and through, and her endorsement reaffirms that I am the candidate to bring true, progressive reform and bold leadership to New Jerseyâ€™s 2nd Congressional District.”
Cunningham led investigations as a chief investigator that resulted in the firing of the chief executive of e-cigarette company JUUL for marketing to children, student loan relief from predatory for-profit colleges, and accountability for pharmaceutical companies.
“My extensive experience speaks for itself and proves that I am the only candidate in the race who already knows how to be effective in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Cunningham said. “I have gotten results in Congress and I am prepared and qualified to continue my work there as a fighter for my community.”
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