ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Barack Obama has endorsed Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland.
The former president announced the endorsement on Monday.
Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP, was one of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislature endorsed by Obama in his second round of endorsements for the midterm elections.
Jealous also has been endorsed by other prominent Democrats, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren also have endorsed him, as well as former Vice President Joe Biden.
Jealous is running against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote: pic.twitter.com/NO5jnhX3XD— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2018