WASHINGTON– Maryland Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a minor procedure just hours after his wife announced her withdrawal from the Maryland’s governor race.
Cummings was admitted for a bacterial infection in his knee, according to his office’s press release. The doctors were able to drain the infection.
In May 2017, the Congressman underwent a minimally invasive medical procedure to treat aortic stenosis. But, in July, Cummings was re-admitted to the hospital after developing an infection associated with the previous surgery.
The press release indicates Cummings expects a full recovery.
Early Friday morning, the Congressman’s wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, announced that she would be suspending her campaign for Maryland governor “due to personal considerations.”
In a personal statement released by Rockeymoore Cummings early Friday, she says:
“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.”
No other details were provided.
The primary is scheduled for June 26.
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