Eric Holder

Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous for Maryland governor — the latest in a series of high-profile Democrats backing the former NAACP president in his underdog campaign against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Holder, who served under President Barack Obama, touted Jealous' commitment to reforming Maryland's criminal justice system and improving public safety as top reasons to back his bid for governor.

“At a time when equality and justice are at risk in our country, we need a courageous civil rights leader as governor who will protect Maryland from the worst of Donald Trump's dangerous agenda,” Holder said in a...

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