A total of 32 people are competing in Maryland’s 7th District race. The Washington Post’s Jenna Portnoy explains the complicated election to fill the remainder of the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings’s term.

The Democratic race pits the late congressman’s widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a policy consultant who recently resigned as chair of the state Democratic Party, against one of his oldest friends, Kweisi Mfume.

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