Spencer confirmed the endorsement for Action Alameda News this morning.
The 9th Senate District encompasses Alameda and wide swaths of Alameda County and Contra Costa County.
Campaign filing data shows that Skinner enjoys a 10:1 financial advantage over leading contender Sandre Swanson, with over $1 million in campaign funds compared to just over $100,000 in Swanson’s coffers.
Both candidates websites include a long list of labor and East Bay politico endorsements.
In accordance with California’s “top-two” election model, both are likely to advance from the June 7th primary election to the November general election.