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Republican seeking Elijah Cummings’ House seat: Many Baltimore residents agree with President Trump

Maryland congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik defends herself from attacks from the left after announcing her political run.

Many Baltimore residents were “very happy” that President Trump shed light on the issues in their city, according to Republican strategist Kimberly Klacik, who is running for late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat in Maryland.

“People got on Trump’s case for basically repeating what so many people in West Baltimore said. Not just the residents, but even the former mayor, Mayor [Catherine] Pugh said the same thing: rat-infested. There’s problems there,” Klacik told, “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday.

Klacik said that the sentiments expressed from Baltimore locals give her hope that she, a Republican, would have a “shot” at winning in the traditionally Democrat-led city.

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Cummings, the longtime top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, passed away in October at the age of 68.

As a vocal critic, Cummings feuded with the president over living conditions in Baltimore which the president called out in a July tweet, calling parts of the city a “rat and rodent-infested mess.” Trump was responding to Klacik drawing attention to the city’s problems.

Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.

“I drew a lot of attention to it and I should be the one to come up with solutions and I have many of them,” Klacik said.

“We need answers to ‘The Squad.’ We need somebody to actually support Trump’s policies on immigration and many other things so I believe Republicans can win this seat and I’m ready to fight,” said Klacik, vowing to back Trump.