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Maryland Del. Talmadge Branch Is Entering Race For Eljiah Cummings' Congressional Seat

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Del. Talmadge Branch is entering the race for Elijah Cummings' congressional seat, he confirmed to WJZ early Thursday.

The Democrat, first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994, and has served in the House since 1995.

UPDATE: The special election polls are closed. See the results here. 

He represents the 45th legislative district and is the majority whip of the House.

Credit: Maryland Government

The state delegate said he decided it was time after talking with his committee.

He has not filed officially yet, but is planning to "very soon,"

This story is developing. 

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