Jealous aims to be Maryland’s 1st African-American governor

Ben Jealous, Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, steps off his campaign bus to speak to reporters prior to a gubernatorial forum at the Maryland Municipal League conference in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Brooks DuBose/Capital News Service)

By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Ben Jealous is exhausted but optimistic.

The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor conceded as much in an Oct. 15 interview with Capital News Service.

“You can see I’m a little weary after 500 days of … campaigning, but I am extremely optimistic that we’ll win this general the same way we won the primary,” Jealous said. “We’’l defy every pollster and every pundit. Then we’ll win.”

Jealous–former NAACP president…

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