Former Montana governor endorses O'Malley
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Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has endorsed Martin O'Malley's underdog presidential campaign, giving the former Maryland governor the most high-profile endorsement of his run so far.  

"I’m endorsing Martin for President today because I believe he is the candidate that best represents the future of our Party,” Schweitzer said in a statement released by the campaign. 
"Martin and I don’t agree on every issue, but he is the only candidate with a proven record of getting things done, and I believe he is the best candidate to take on Republicans in November 2016.”
Schweitzer had previously weighed his own bid for president in 2016 before ultimately deciding against it. He intimated to National Journal last year that a presidential bid by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Bernie Sanders's Super Tuesday problem Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength MORE, currently the Democratic front-runner for 2016, would be "about the past" instead of the future. 
He's the first current or former Democratic governor to come out for a candidate other than Hillary Clinton, who has won the lion's share of the party's support. The move comes just hours after former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the race and days after former Sen. Jim Webb (Va.) did the same. 
On top of Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Meghan McCain to Joy Behar: 'You guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat' MORE's decision not to run, those moves leave O'Malley leagues behind Clinton and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (I-Vt.). While all recent polls have included a six-candidate field, O'Malley is averaging less than 1 percent in a RealClearPolitics average of those national polls, with Clinton at 48 percent and Sanders at 26 percent.