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Former US Labor chief Perez enters Maryland governor’s race

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Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for governor of Maryland. The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee is making his formal announcement Wednesday. Perez served as Maryland’s labor secretary from 2007 to 2009. He also has served as U.S. assistant attorney general for civil rights. Perez is highlighting his experience in local, state and federal government. He says people should have access to good jobs, safe communities, affordable housing and health care. Perez enters a growing field of candidates for the governor’s office in next year’s election. The winner will succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term limited.

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