Only Female Candidate for Maryland Governor Breastfeeds Her Baby in Online Ad

Democrat Krish Vignarajah released the first video ad of her campaign for Maryland governor on Wednesday with a provocative image new to state politics: the candidate breastfeeds her infant daughter as she emphasizes the need for more mothers and women in state leadership.

The 30-second online campaign ad opens with Vignarajah dressed in business attire and breastfeeding her 9-month-old daughter, Alana O’Mara. The voiceover notes no women hold any of Maryland’s 14 statewide or federal offices and goes on to say women in leadership enact better policies.

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