In a statement made on her Facebook page on January 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Democratic hopeful Maya Rockeymoore Cummings has suspended her bid for the 2018 Democratic nomination for Maryland Governor over “personal considerations”. Here is the statement from Cummings:

“Making a positive and direct contribution to the state of Maryland and to our nation was my greatest motivating factor for stepping into the public arena. Unfortunately, due to personal considerations, I am suspending my bid for governor of Maryland. I thank all of the people across the country who have supported my campaign and those whom I have met on the campaign trail who also fervently believe that we can and must do better for the people of Maryland. I am inspired by their vision of a more perfect union.

In the meantime, I will continue to advance efforts to achieve a diverse, inclusive, and thriving economy and society, with a special focus on making Maryland a national model for achieving these goals.”


Image courtesy of Maya for Maryland Facebook