Kamala Harris Endorses Ben Jealous for Governor
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Friday endorsed former NAACP head Ben Jealous in his candidacy for Governor of Maryland. “Ben is a champion of working people,” Harris said in a statement. “Everyday we see the damage being done to our country by this administration and we need leaders in our states like Ben, who have shown the political courage our families need right now.” Jealous, who is making his first run for political office and is facing seven other Dems in the June 26th primary, continues to trail other candidates in the polls. A recent Mason-Dixon poll found Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III leading the primary field at 26%, followed by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz at 15%, and Jealous, 14%. Former First Lady Michelle Obama staffer Krishanti Vignarajah is also making her first run for public office in this race as well. Incumbent Republican Governor Larry Hogan has thus far outraised potential challengers. More here.