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Democrat Krish Vignarajah says it's time for a woman to be Maryland's governor

Democrat Krish Vignarajah says it's time for a woman to be Maryland's governor

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of profiles of Democratic candidates for governor.

At a recent forum in Baltimore, Krish Vignarajah was the last Democratic candidate for governor to step onto the stage. By then, it was already crammed with men.

The scene demonstrated why Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, jumped into the crowded race to take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan — even though she has never run for office and had a baby just three months before launching her bid.

“They say right now no man can beat Larry Hogan,” Vignarajah told the crowd. “Well, I am no man.”

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