Columbia Democratic Club Endorses Krish Vignarajah as Democratic Candidate for Maryland Governor
Former Michelle Obama Policy Director receives over 50%+ of club vote in endorsement for governor
Sunday, April 29, 2018–Columbia, MD—Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, the only woman running for Governor of Maryland, received the endorsement of the Columbia Democratic Club on Saturday. Per the Columbia Democratic Club’s endorsement rules, the endorsement required Krish receive more than 50% of the vote totals. Gubernatorial candidates were invited to give remarks to club members on Saturday morning, and the club released their endorsements in the afternoon.
“We are honored and humbled to have the endorsement of the Columbia Democratic Club,” Krish said. “As voters are tuning into this race, we’re gaining incredible grassroots support and momentum.”
The endorsement of a Democratic club is noteworthy because of the challenges reaching a high 50%+ hurdle in a fractured primary with nine candidates. The endorsement comes after a string of straw poll victories by Krish since February with results showing her growing grassroots support in a crowded field of establishment candidates. Krish has gained incredible momentum over fellow Democratic candidates, with less than 9 weeks to go until the primary on June 26th.
“When voters have the chance to compare the candidates side-by-side, they overwhelmingly choose Krish time and time again,” said campaign spokeswoman, Elizabeth Waickman. ”Once could be discounted as a fluke, twice as a small trend, but after three, four, and five times, people need to start paying attention. And when people pay attention, they choose Krish.”
Krish is winning over Democrats, and has now finished first or second in every forum and straw poll across the state since February. At the Western Maryland Democratic Summit last Saturday, Krish received the most votes from non campaign staff attendees and finished in the top two among all attendees.
The table below shows online and straw poll results among the seven candidates.
“Krish is coming out ahead of establishment candidates time and time again,” Waickman said. “In every debate and forum, online and in person, from Anne Arundel County to Baltimore City to Frederick to Howard County to Western Maryland, Krish is coming out on top. And the support and enthusiasm she is generating among Democrats is genuine and authentic, and unpaid—rooted in a true grassroots movement.”