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Democrat Ben Jealous pitches health care for all, free college tuition in bid for Maryland governor

Democrat Ben Jealous pitches health care for all, free college tuition in bid for Maryland governor

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of Democratic candidates for governor.

If Ben Jealous is not elected governor of Maryland, it won’t be because he played it safe.

Consider: Jealous wants to make Maryland the first state to adopt its own single-payer health care system. He wants to reduce the state’s prison population by 30 percent. He wants tuition-free education at its public colleges and universities.

And that’s just to start.

The goals being set by the former NAACP president — one of seven major Democrats vying to take on Republican...

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