2016 Watch: O'Malley heads to Nevada
April 14th, 2014
01:19 PM ET
8 months ago

2016 Watch: O'Malley heads to Nevada

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will headline a Democratic event next month in Nevada, a state that draws potential White House candidates as it's the first western state to vote in the primary and caucus calendar.

The Democratic governor will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Clark County Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Las Vegas on May 2, the Nevada Democratic Party announced Monday.

While O'Malley has said he's focused on his last year as governor, he's also weighing a presidential run and has said he's preparing the "ground work" for a potential campaign.

O'Malley has visited other crucial primary states in the past year, including New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Hillary Clinton's understudy waits in the wings

If he runs for president - and Hillary Clinton runs as well - the Maryland governor could find himself far behind the former secretary of state, recent public opinion polls show.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll released last month, 64% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic nationwide said they would back Clinton for the Democratic nomination, while only 4 % said they would support O'Malley.

CNN’s Dan Merica contributed to this report.


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  1. just saying

    hey bozo! why don't you stay at home and get that failed state obamacare web site working instead? hundreds of millions spent and it doesn't work. another incompetent demorcat in action. same deal out in oregon. democrats ar esimply incompetent.

    April 14, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Why not we dig river pollution a in NC, this Pat McRory idiot is supported to be in jail too. This NC idiot is turning as a third world state.

    April 14, 2014 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    We want Joe! We want Joe! We want Joe!

    April 14, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  4. Tony D

    It is pretty clear that the far left progressive/socialist/communist wing of the Democrat Party does not support Hillary Clinton. They didn't in 2008 and don't today. It is how the Demorcats inflicted Obama on this country. Let's not let the Democrats continue to infect this country with their failed leftist insanity.

    April 14, 2014 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. too funny

    Which part
    @just saying – Specifically, which part of RomneyCare don't you like?
    --

    Geez, sure looks like the Democrats are running away from Obama's only 'accomplishment", one named after him, Obamacare. Typical of Democrats though. Lie to all of us to jam it down our throats now lie to us and try to blame others for it.

    I think it is safe to say that the American people have had enough Democrat lies.

    April 14, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Silence DoGood

    @Tony D
    It is pretty clear that the far left progressive/socialist/communist wing of the Democrat Party does not support Hillary Clinton. They didn't in 2008 and don't today. It is how the Demorcats inflicted Obama on this country. Let's not let the Democrats continue to infect this country with their failed leftist insanity.
    ---------–
    NYTimes poll shows 80% of Dems want Ms.Clinton to run.

    April 14, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |