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Author Wes Moore announces run for governor of Maryland

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Author Wes Moore has announced he is running for governor of Maryland. Moore, a Democrat, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. Moore is the former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, which focuses on fighting poverty in New York. Moore, of Baltimore, wrote the bestselling book: “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.” He also has been the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network. In his campaign announcement, Moore focused on addressing inequities. He says while Maryland has some of the nation’s most prosperous communities, it also has some of the most impoverished.

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