BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume won reelection on Tuesday in Maryland.

Mfume, a Democrat, defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik for the seat in a district that includes a substantial portion of Baltimore and its suburbs.

As of early Wednesday morning, Mfume had 163,455 votes to Klacik’s 62,052 (72.3% to 27.4%).

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“I want to thank all of the people from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County for continuing to put their support in this campaign,” Mfume said during his victory speech late Tuesday night.

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Klacik conceded late Tuesday tweeting, “We gave it our best shot! So proud of my team. It’s sad someone that doesn’t lift a finger could win a congressional seat just by name, but this is not the end. This is still a win. Congratulations Congressman Kweisi Mfume. Prepare to be held accountable like never before. Thx CD7!”

The former NAACP leader won the seat in a special election in April to fill the vacancy created by the death of Elijah Cummings last year. Mfume held the seat before Cummings.

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The district drew the attention of President Donald Trump last year as Cummings led investigations into the president. The president described the district then as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

Rep. Steny Hoyer and Rep. Anthony Brown won their races.

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Comments (6)
  1. #BlueLivesMatter says:

    Well looks the idiots voted again for the same corrupt democratic trash! NO change for violent drug infested Baltimore! Enjoy your ghettos you sure deserve them! No surprise….

  2. Me says:

    No changes for Baltimore, they went from really bad to take a bulldozer to the violent decaying wasteland, they will ALL be in jail within two years like all the other corrupt democrats in city hall. You have to laugh at their blind stupidity!

  3. Bill says:

    So glad he won, black barbie was a joke and had no plan other than which shoes to wear B’more is a great city, look how many times Trump visited for a photo op LOL! We like it here- Trumplopdytes can stay out

    1. Joe G says:

      Hey Bill, are you describing Kim or Kamala ???

  4. Joe G says:

    He gets elected on name recognition only. The sheep who continue to vote for him and the like can never seem to remember that they’ve elected the same people over and over and have seen NO positive change in Baltimore for over 50 years…. Way to go dummies, you get what you deserve!!!

  5. Panoparia says:

    Democrats who keep voting for bought and paid-for corrupt politicians deserve to keep having the same dilapidated and drug-infested conditions they will have….unless there was tons of election cheating, which is standard for democrats. When will they ever learn?

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