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Elijah Cummings

Elijah Eugene Cummings was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for from 1996 until his death in 2019, which he was succeeded by his predecessor Kweisi Mfume. A member of the Democratic Party, Cummings previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1996. Wikipedia*

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Elijah Cummings has 963 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 2007 with 78 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2018 with an average of 9,365 views per program. Most appearances with Sheila Jackson Lee (21), Maxine Waters (20), Barbara Lee (19). Most common tags: African Americans, Democratic Party, Benghazi.

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U.S. Representative, D-MD 7th April 25, 1996 - October 17, 2019 Videos: 947 Chair, Platform Drafting Committee, Democratic National Convention Committee May 23, 2016 - October 17, 2019 Videos: 7

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov


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