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Candidate for Maryland governor asks court to affirm her eligibility

Candidate for Maryland governor asks court to affirm her eligibility

Krish Vignarajah, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, asked a court Friday to affirm her eligibility to run for the office amid questions whether she meets residency requirements.

Vignarajah, a former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama, filed a motion for declaratory judgment in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Among the defendants she names is the campaign of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

The motion asks the court to issue a binding ruling that she has the right to appear on the June 26 primary ballot and to dispel what she calls “spurious claims and rumors circulated by her opponents.”

Maryland requires a candidate for governor to be a...

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