Martin O’Malley Claims Americans Worse Off in Era of Obama


Martin O’Malley, a likely Democrat primary opponent for Hillary Clinton, is saying that America’s city residents have become worse off during the entirety of Obama’s years in the White House.

During a campaign trip through New Hampshire, O’Malley, a former mayor of Baltimore and past Governor of Maryland, said that Washington failed to stop the decline of America’s cities and that they are worse off now than they were eight years ago.

O’Malley avoided saying President Obama’s name, but it was clear that he was aiming squarely at Obama’s record. Yet the claim was also a slap at Hillary Clinton who, as Obama’s one-time Secretary of State, shares Obama’s record in office.

The Maryland Democrat has not announced a run for president, but he has been generously spreading campaign money around and has built a campaign team already. So far, he has presented himself as the Hillary alternative.

O’Malley has been particularly busy in Iowa where he has opened a campaign office and helped fund several local politicians.

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