Rep. Kweisi Mfume, Democrat for Maryland's 7th District | WYPR

Rep. Kweisi Mfume, Democrat for Maryland's 7th District

May 20, 2020

Rep. Kweisi Mfume is campaigning to keep the 7th Dist. Congressional seat in the primary election June 2.
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Today, our series of Conversations with the Candidates continues with the newest member of the Maryland congressional delegation, 7th District Congressman Kweisi Mfume. Rep. Mfume, who previously served five terms representing the 7th District from 1987-1996, before stepping down to head the NAACP until 2004, recently won back his old House seat in the April 28 special election held to fill the remaining term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Now, Rep. Mfume hopes to keep the seat for the next full term, and is campaigning for the Democratic primary election June 2 against a strong field.  He joins Tom on the line from his home in Baltimore to discuss the campaign, and some of the urgent issues now before the House. 

And this note about an event tonight featuring Wes Moore and Robyn Murphy. They are hosting a “Conversation with the Candidates” on Zoom at 6:30pm.  They have invited Mayor Jack Young, City Council President Brandon Scott, former Mayor Sheila Dixon and former T Rowe Price Executive Mary Miller to discuss their campaigns for Mayor of Baltimore.  To register, click here.