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Donald Trump's worst nightmare is running for governor of Maryland.

Krishanti Vignarajah is a force to be reckoned with. “I hope Marylanders will agree the best man for the job is a woman,” Krishanti Vignarajah announced, officially declaring her entry into Maryland’s gubernatorial race.”I am running for Governor because I am worried my daughter will not have the same opportunities my parents gave me when they brought our family here when I was a baby girl.”Vignarajah has never held elected office before, but she was policy director for former first lady Michelle Obama and senior adviser to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. On Aug. 9, she announced that her name would indeed be on the ballot in Maryland’s 2018 election. For Alana’s 1st #IndependenceDay, we took her to @FortMcHenryNPS to see where “that star spangled banner yet wave”… She slept. pic.twitter.com/YYLEyRRV5C— Krish Vignarajah (@KrishForMD) July 4, 2017 Vignarajah, who helped launch Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative in 2015, wants to bring her passion for improved access to education to the people of Maryland. In her campaign announcement, she lists education, the economy, drug addiction, infrastructure, and the environment among her priorities. Just as important, she says, “We need a new generation of leadership that will make progress at home, while standing up to a White House that threatens the very values that unite and define us.”A woman, an immigrant, and a new mother, Vignarajah embodies both the American Dream and the current president’s worst nightmare.In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Vignarajah discussed her family’s journey (they fled Sri Lanka on the brink of civil war when she was nine months old for the U.S. with $200 in their pockets) and reflected on whether they would even be allowed to enter the country had their trip happened in 2017 instead of 1980.”President Trump, he can demonize immigrants to our country, but the truth for me is there’s a family just like mine out there who applied, and they waited their turn, and they w