2016 watch: O'Malley New Hampshire bound
September 18th, 2013
03:10 PM ET
10 months ago

2016 watch: O'Malley New Hampshire bound

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.

WATCH: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Texas Governor Rick Perry debate on CNN's "Crossfire" at 6:30pm E.T. Wednesday.

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%.


Filed under: 2016 • Martin O'Malley • New Hampshire
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    O'Malley is a great governor for Maryland.
    He is taking baby steps towards a serious platform in 2024.
    Everyone here in Maryland, nay, the country knows that 2016 and 2020 belong to HIllary Rodham Clinton.

    September 18, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. just saying

    i have to give him credit.... he is another smooth talking democrat liar looking to con the american people once again.

    September 18, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Meanwhile, the Teatroll running against Sheehan in NH decided that it would be prime campaign strategy to blame increasing gun violence/shooting incidents on the increasing presence of women in the workplace taking men's jobs away. OUTREACH!

    I repeat: NH is the North's SC.

    September 18, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    @just saying: "i have to give him credit.... he is another smooth talking democrat liar looking to con the american people once again."

    I have to give you credit ... you posted another unthinking, typical comment. "Copy-paste" should be your screen name.

    September 18, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    just saying wrote:

    i have to give him credit.... he is another smooth talking democrat liar looking to con the american people once again.
    --------------------–
    LOL You better get used to it, pal. Republicans will complete their self-extinction in just a few more years.

    September 18, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. Tommy G

    Maryland is a pea hole in the snow. A puny little state bloated with large numbers of overpaid federal workers. High taxes to boot. No wonder OMalley is a big government Democrat. It is all he knows.

    September 18, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    @DM4O,

    Hope you're right about O'Malley being a great governor. I know little about this guy. Probably not crazy enough to warrant media attention in the way that the Pauls and Cruzes of the world do. In any case, it's nice to know that there are other Democratic fish in the sea besides Hillary. The paucity of our options worries me.

    September 18, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Donna

    There was an earlier article about OMalley and Perry. It is interesting to note that Maryland is a tiny little state that has large numbers of government workers due to its proximity to Washington DC and its naval facilities. Texas on the other hand is huge in comparison and has 4 times the population. It also has a very long unprotected international border which allows millions of illegals to flow over into the state. Of course this will drive down any sorts of averages for education, healthcare, etc.

    Maryland
    5.885 million (2012)
    12,406 square miles

    Texas
    26.06 million (2012)
    268,820 sq miles

    September 18, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    We have all had our fill of the lying corporate toadies, and other republicans who are waging war on the US.

    September 18, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    How to spot sockpuppets, lesson 1:

    "Tommy G" – "It is interesting to note that Maryland is a tiny little state that has large numbers of government workers" ...blah blah blah.

    "Donna" – "It is interesting to note that Maryland is a tiny little state that has large numbers of government workers"...blah blah blah.

    September 18, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    oops edit, hehe

    How to spot sockpuppets, lesson 1:

    "Tommy G" – "Maryland is a pea hole in the snow. A puny little state bloated with large numbers of overpaid federal workers. " ...blah blah blah.

    "Donna" – "It is interesting to note that Maryland is a tiny little state that has large numbers of government workers"...blah blah blah.

    September 18, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    There's Donna again. Spouting facts.
    Well, I have news for her/him

    Texas' median property taxes are $2,275, not $1,456 as you "reported".

    Texas has the highest average property tax in the country, and is ranked 12th in the median tax range for
    homeowners. 1.81 per cent.
    They have to make up for the well touted "no income tax".

    As for the 258,000 blah blah sq miles, have you ever looked up how much of that land is ranch or farmland.
    Look up King Ranch.
    Thanks anyway.

    Usually ignore this person, but this was worth pointing out, and comments were "closed" on this subject.
    Better go somewhere else for your "facts" – if you want to be believed.

    September 18, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    While I am not completely thrilled of what O'Malley has done in MD I would take him over the oops governor of Texas in a heartbeat on anything from picking up my dog poop to nuclear buttons.
    MD is trying on all aspects. Texas under this crazy druggie is a complete unregulated oil mess!
    Brown in CA has has to make decisions that many didn't like but he has turned CA around as Arnold left it in complete chaos.

    September 18, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |