Washington (CNN) - If you needed another signal that Martin O'Malley has 2016 on his mind, then here you go: The Maryland governor announced Wednesday that he'll keynote a major Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire.
"I want you to be the first to know that I will be joining you on November 16 in Manchester at the 2013 Jefferson Jackson Dinner," said O'Malley as he broke the news in an email to supporters and to Granite State Democrats.
Since New Hampshire traditionally holds the first primary in the presidential primary and caucus calendar, a visit there by any possible White House hopeful rings alarm bells. This will be the second visit this year by the two term Maryland governor and former chairman of the Democratic Governors Association to an early voting state. In the spring O'Malley headlined a Democratic Party event in South Carolina, which holds the first southern primary.
Polls indicate O'Malley near the bottom of the list of potential candidates in the hunt for the 2016 Democratic nomination. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released earlier this week, O'Malley was at 2% among Democrats and independents who lean towards the party, trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (65%), Vice President Joe Biden (10%), freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (7%), and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 6%.