VICTORY: Ben Jealous delivers another major progressive victory in Maryland gubernatorial primary
Ben Jealous just won the Democratic primary for Governor of Maryland.
Even before he got in the race, Democracy for America (DFA ) publicly urged Jealous to run for Governor of Maryland and began mobilizing DFA members to pledge their support for him if he jumped in -- making today's primary victory particularly sweet for DFA's over 25,000 members in Maryland and more than one million members across the country.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on Ben Jealous' victory in Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial primary:
"Ben Jealous' victory tonight is a tremendous win for the people of Maryland and progressives all across the country. Ben Jealous has spent his life fighting for racial and economic justice, and has never shied away from speaking truth to power. With Ben Jealous at the top of the ticket, Maryland Democrats have a leader who can motivate, inspire, and energize the base voters they need to win, and articulate a bold, inclusive populist vision for the state that brings the next generation of voters to the polls.
"A champion for thriving public education, Medicare for All, and robust criminal justice reform, as Governor, Ben Jealous will be a history-making, breath of fresh air in Maryland and a transformative leader on the national stage. Democracy for America members are proud to have supported Ben even before he got into this race, and we're looking forward to fighting alongside him to victory in November." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America