This is very interesting for the 2018 midterms and maybe 2020, too: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has endorsed Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, who was a key Bernie Sanders backer in the 2016 Democratic race.
“Ben is a champion of working people,” Harris said in statement, per the Washington Post. “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 is running a crowded Democratic gubernatorial field. The primary takes place on June 26.
*** UPDATE: Here's the full statement from Harris : "Ben Jealous is a champion of working people. From his days working as a community organizer and civil rights leader to his exceptional leadership of the NAACP, Ben has shown the courage to take on the biggest challenges we face," said Harris. "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. Maryland has the opportunity to elect a leader who comes to politics as a civil rights leader, a businessman, an educator, and a father. He understands we elect leaders to stand up for working people and vulnerable communities so their voices are heard and change happens. That's how he's led his whole life, and that's how he'll lead as governor."