Martin O’Malley Phoned Hillary Prior to Announcing White House Bid

AP Photo/Kevin Wolf
AP Photo/Kevin Wolf

The Democratic Party will now have three candidates to choose from for 2016, as former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley formally announced his White House bid Saturday morning in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hillary Clinton is still the front runner as O’Malley has less than one percent support in most polls.

Time magazine reported O’Malley called Clinton 24 hours prior to his formal announcement, on the same day he filed his formal papers with the Federal Election Commission.

“On the call, O’Malley told Clinton that he is running because he believes it’s time for ‘new leadership’ of the country. Not coincidentally, the phrase is the slogan for his nascent presidential campaign, visible on half a dozen campaign signs around the stage at his launch event on Baltimore’s Federal Hill,” reports Time.



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