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Sun Aug 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

Martin O’Malley Steps Closer To 2016 Presidential Run

By Zeke J Miller @zekejmillerAug. 03, 2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signaled that he is moving closer to mounting a 2016 presidential campaign this weekend at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Milwaukee, Wis.

Speaking to reporters Saturday — 1192 days before Election Day — while sipping a beer in the wood-paneled lobby of the Hilton hotel, the Democrat seemed excited by the possibility, speaking candidly about his ongoing preparations. ”It’s going well,” he said, adding that he’s given a number of significant addresses over the past several months at universities and think tanks. “By the end of this year I think we’re on course to have a body of work that lays the framework for a candidacy in 2016.”

O’Malley also highlighted the work of his O’ Say Can You See PAC, which is supporting “like-minded candidates,” and growing his social media presence. The political action committee raised more than $500,000 in the first six months of 2013 and donated to early state candidates Iowa Rep. Bruce L. Braley, a 2014 candidate for U.S. Senate; and New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, as O’Malley oversaw one of the most productive — and most liberal — legislative sessions of any governor in the country. The governor signed strict gun control legislation, boosted the state’s transportation funding, and abolished the state’s death penalty. In 2012, he successfully advocated for initiatives to legalize same-sex marriages in Maryland.

O’Malley said he is also taking the time “to let my soul catch up to where my body’s been,” slowing down to read, write, and think before making the critical and life-altering decision.



Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/03/martin-omalley-steps-closer-to-2016-presidential-run/#ixzz2b1p9EwvY

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 03:26 PM

1. Convince me, as a non-Marylander who has heard nothing but good things about O'Malley

 

as he rose through the ranks of being a Baltimore Mayor, then a Governor, and now, possible 2016 candidate.

Convince me why I should consider him over other candidates, including Ms. Clinton.

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Sun Aug 4, 2013, 03:28 PM

2. ?? Maybe someone will come along between now and then to do so. It's early yet. nt

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Sun Aug 4, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. Excellent news.

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