Pro-Trump Republican Candidate Kimberly Klacik Wins Primary, Will Run Against Democratic Rep. Kweisi Mfume

Congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik, who describes herself as pro-Trump, has won the Republican primary in a bid to represent the Maryland district that was once held by the late Elijah Cummings according to The Washington Examiner.

After a public announcement that Klacik had won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 7th congressional district, she took to Twitter and stated,  “I’m literally in tears.”

Klacik is trying to represent Maryland’s 7th District, which includes more than half of Baltimore City, parts of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County. The district has been a Democratic stronghold for several decades and was led by the late Cummings, who has represented the area in Congress from 1996 until his death last year in 2019.

“For so long, Democrats have taken the black vote for granted,” Klacik said earlier this year in February about her campaign’s message to Baltimore residents earlier this year. “I remember after Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, she spent two years traveling the country trying to figure out why she lost. But it is because they don’t actually go into the black community and talk to people, or they make promises they don’t keep.”

Klacik is gearing up for November, when she’ll go up against Democratic Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who defeated her in a special election two months ago in April to complete the rest of Cummings’s term. If Klacik wins the election, she would not only become the first woman, but also the first Republican, to represent the district.