Another one of the “possible” status candidates on the Democratic side may be turning into a “likely” candidate in 2016. Maryland Governor Matin O’Malley says he is currently exploring the possibility of a 2016 run, despite whether Hillary Clinton decides to run or not.
Report from UPI:
Democratic governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, told the Washington Post in an interview that he is exploring a 2016 presidential run. In the interview he says he respects Hillary Clinton but cannot wait for her decision because he said, “I have a responsibility to prepare and to address the things that I feel a responsibility to address.”
O’Malley has already started meeting with domestic and foreign policy experts to lay the groundwork for his potential campaign. O’Malley is the first Democrat to say directly that he is going to pursue the White House in 2016.
I’m not sure what O’Malley would bring to the table which offers much contrast to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who also noted he’s considering a run. O’Malley’s record in Maryland is pretty weak, the state is ranked number 44 out of 50 in terms of business climate.