NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia Democratic candidate for governor Tom Perriello received a big endorsement on Wednesday.

His run for governor is now backed by Gold Star family Khizr Kran and Ghazala Khan. The family was put on the national map after their speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Perrlillo thanked the Khans in a Tweet. saying, "The Khans and their son embody the deep contributions that Muslim Americans & immigrants of all backgrounds make to Virginia & our country."

The former Congressman has already received a high-profile endorsement from Bernie Sanders earlier this month. Perriello is facing Lt. Governor Ralph Northam in the June Democratic primary.