November 18th, 2013
03:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Tweet of the day: Maryland Gov. for 'Veep'

(CNN) - Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley paid a visit to the White House Monday, even if it was just a film set.

O'Malley was touring the Annapolis, Maryland set of the HBO series "Veep," where he took a photo with show star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a bumbling U.S. Vice President.

According to a statement from O'Malley's office, the governor was visiting the set to showcase the expansion of the Maryland Film Tax credit and how it has improved the state economy. This fiscal year the state granted $17.5 million in credits.

The two-term governor's name is often floated as a possible contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, although he falls far behind former Secretary of State and 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in polls of probable White House contenders.

A key to any possible presidential bid by O'Malley would be what he's tried to paint as a strong economic recovery in Maryland under his leadership.

–CNN's Bryan Koenig contributed to this report.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Veep rocks! As far as O'Malley's presidential hopes, let's just leave it at that.

    November 18, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Dallas

    He may be a good candidate to run with Hillary! I've always liked Gov. O'Malley and perhaps serving as Hillary's running mate but don't think he is ready yet to be POTUS.

    November 18, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Gov. O'Malley has been great for Maryland.
    I'm not sure that he is the "balance" that Hillary would need for her ticket, nor whether he is ready for the world stage.

    November 18, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |