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Elijah Cummings Still Setting an Example: $1 million Reelection Funds To Be Sent to Youth Programs after his Death

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'We can do better': Elijah Cummings' most memorable speeches The Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 68, robbing Capitol Hill of a passionate lawmaker respected on both ...
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Last week, the Baltimore Sun reported that Chairman Cummings’ campaign committee had more than $1 million in unspent funds remaining and that he wanted those funds “donated to youth programs, such as those helping needy students pay for college.” The chairman’s campaign treasurer said that after “winding down operations” any excess campaign funds “will be transferred to educational and charitable organizations for the purpose of need-based college scholarships and youth leadership programs.”

Much of the money i such accounts usually makes its way into other candidates’ campaigns or into larger PACs.

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