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8:53 am
Mon August 5, 2013

O'Malley Outlines Presidential Hopes, Gansler Begins Gubernatorial Push

Governor Martin O'Malley (D)
Governor Martin O'Malley (D)
Credit official photo, governor's office

O'Malley

Governor Martin O’Malley told supporters over the weekend that he is laying down the foundation for a 2016 bid for the White House.

While in Milwaukee for the National Governor’s Association O’Malley told political reporters that he will have mapped the campaign by the end of the year.

The Baltimore Sun was told in April by O’Malley that he would take the next year to consider a presidential bid.

While the Governor would not commit to a presidential campaign he said the he was working through the process.

Politco reported that during the recent conversation with reporters O’Malley said several recent speeches were designed to deal with big issues including a commencement at St. Mary’s College an address about growing the middle class at the Center for American Progress and a speech in Ireland.

The Democrat said that the country is having a crisis of confidence that would not be resolved anytime soon.

But O’Malley is facing a potential candidacy by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an overwhelming favorite in the polls as well a possible bid by Vice President Joe Biden.

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
Credit official photo, ioag.state.md.us.gov

Gansler

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to hold a forum on challenges to re-entry for ex-offenders.

Gansler is holding the forum on Monday in Baltimore.

The discussion will include experts on recidivism and re-entry, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs who will discuss work training and tax-credit initiatives.

Faith-based leaders and social service case managers also will attend to talk about barriers ex-offenders must overcome to get employment, housing and health care.

The forum is the fourth one Gansler has held to talk about state issues. Gansler is expected to officially announce his bid for governor next month.