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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