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Obama Staffer Declares in Maryland Governor’s Race

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Obama Staffer Declares in Maryland Governor’s Race

August 10, 2017 – An Obama administration staffer declared herself a candidate for governor of Maryland, Aug. 9.

Krishanti Vignarajah, a foreign policy director to Michelle Obama and State Department advisor, is the first woman to actually declare her candidacy.

The candidate joins a field that includes Alec Ross, another Obama State Department official; Rushern L. Baker III, Prince George’s County executive; Richard Madaleno, Maryland state senator (18th District), and Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO.

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“I am running for Governor because I am worried my daughter and all children in Maryland will not have the same opportunities my parents gave me when they brought our family here when I was a baby girl. The deficit in leadership from our current Governor could not come at a worse time.”