Dem candidate names running mate in Maryland governor’s race

Krish Vignarajah speaks onstage during the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference at Monarch Beach Resort on Nov. 14, 2017 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah has named her running mate.

The former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that Sharon Blake will accompany her on the ticket. Blake is former president of the Baltimore Teachers Union.

Vignarajah and Blake filed their candidacies at the state elections board on Tuesday, hours before the 9 p.m. filing deadline.

Vignarajah is running in a crowded Democratic primary to challenge current Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

The primary is June 26.

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