According to the Associated Press, former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley declared his candidacy for U.S. President today, May 30th. He will be running under the Democratic ticket and will face Hillary Clinton in the primaries.
Recently, NBC News wrote that former Maryland Governor is the strongest candidate to take on Hillary Clinton.
Throughout last year, O’Malley has been making appearances in Iowa and New Hampshire and giving speeches around the country to tout himself as a potential Democratic presidential candidate.
The former governor has been trying to cast himself as the alternative to Hillary Clinton for Democrats who either are tired of the Clinton family or prefer a more liberal candidate.
O’Malley is probably the strongest candidate in the Democratic field to take on Clinton, writes NBC News. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and ex-Virginia Senator Jim Webb are also seeking the nomination, and former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is expected to jump in the race as well.