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Democrat Krish Vignarajah enters race for Maryland governor

Democrat Krish Vignarajah enters race for Maryland governor

Krish Vignarajah, a former policy director for First Lady Michelle Obama, is the latest Democrat to join Maryland’s gubernatorial race.

Vignarajah said Wednesday she’ll kick off her campaign in September. She is the first woman to announce a run for governor.

The Montgomery County resident said she’s getting into the race because she is worried her newborn daughter won’t have the same opportunities she had.

Vignarajah, who also worked as an adviser at the State Department, said she was encouraged to run after making several speeches about her work in Washington that were well-received.

“There was a lot of enthusiasm for my message and my perspective on what we...

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