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John King Jr., former Obama education secretary, enters race for governor of Maryland

April 20, 2021

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr., a Democrat, is launching a campaign for governor of Maryland, joining a nascent but growing field of candidates vying to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the 2022 election. King, who served as education secretary during former President Barack Obama’s second term, said he would run as a progressive candidate for the governorship focused on expanding state investment in education, doing more to combat climate change, spurring growth and addressing racial inequities.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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