Benjamin Jealous

Bernie Sanders to endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

Bernie Sanders to endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous will receive a boost in his efforts to win progressive support in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Thursday when he receives an endorsement from Bernie Sanders.

The Vermont senator is scheduled to appear with Jealous in Silver Spring at an event organized by the left-leaning group Our Revolution Maryland.

Jealous was a prominent Sanders supporter during the senator's 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. The civil rights leader was a frequent Sanders surrogate on national television news programs during the campaign.

Sanders released a statement on his pending endorsement:...

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