Ben Jealous Announces Bid for Governor in Maryland

Jun 1, 2017

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous
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Former president of the NAACP Ben Jealous has launched his bid to become governor of Maryland.

He made the announcement yesterday and he is the second Democrat join the race to unseat incumbent Republican Larry Hogan.

The 44 year-old Jealous has been an outspoken progressive who backed Bernie Sanders last year in the Democratic presidential primary.

Taking aim at Hogan he charged that the governor has aligned himself the extreme members of the President Trump’s administration.

Hogan did not support Trump in the presidential primaries staying clear of the political turmoil within the GOP.

Jealous said the he would support a $15 minimum wage, eliminate the massive student debt and end mass incarceration.

Alec Ross, a technology entrepreneur, has already announced his campaign and state Senator Richard Madaleno says he plans on making a run.