Kamala Harris Backs Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

March 26, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has received an endorsement from Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), adding to the list of nationally-known progressives who are backing his bid for governor.

“Ben is a champion of working people,” Harris said in 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.”

Harris plans to rally for the Jealous campaign, a spokesman for the campaign said.

The former NAACP president has received a steady flow of endorsements from progressive groups and national progressive leaders

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