The Rev. Jamal Bryant could be in position to lead a change in Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore City as well as areas of Baltimore and Howard counties.
But political observers say the person occupying that seat now, Congressman Elijah Cummings, holds all the cards. And he hasn’t made it clear yet what his plans are for 2016. He said Monday that it is “definitely premature” to assume he will not run for re-election, leaving open the possibility he could become the Baltimore candidate in the race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.