O’Malley: ‘I just might’ run for president
Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said Saturday he may run for president again, as speculation swirls over other prospective Democratic candidates.
“Sure, I just might,” O’Malley told MSNBC’s Alex Witt when asked about a potential presidential bid.
However, the former Maryland governor said his primary focus is on the upcoming 2018 elections and getting “good people” elected.
“What I’m focused on doing right now is doing the next good thing we can do in the political life of our country, which means for my part I’m traveling all over the country helping good people run for office at the state and local level,” he said.
“The beauty of our country is that we have the ability to correct our mistakes, and the next opportunity to do that is in these midterm elections that are coming up all over the country where 36 governors are up [for election].”
His comments come as 2020 speculation swirls around potential Democratic candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Corey Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
O’Malley launched a long-shot 2016 Democratic presidential primary bid, and dropped out after performing poorly in the Iowa caucus.
He commented on the Democrats’ loss in the general election, saying, “All of us need to take personal responsibility in doing all we can to fix what we’ve broke now in our country.”
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