Black History Month: Top African-American Democrats

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Elijah Cummings

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He was chosen for the position by his colleagues even though he wasn’t next in line because he’s tough and unafraid to stand up to the panel’s equally tough chairman. And if Democrats regain the House in November, he’ll be poised to head the powerful committee.

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