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.
Former Governor of Maryland and potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems.
He criticized the idea of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House.
“The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families,” the former Maryland governor told ABC’s “This Week.”
O’Malley was referring to the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is considered a likely candidate and clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is considered a probable contender for the Republican nomination.
“I think that our country always benefits from new leadership and new perspectives,” O’Malley said, according to CBS DC.
He added, “We need a president who’s on our side, a president who’s willing to take on powerful, wealthy special interests” to restore the economy.
Asked if Clinton would take on special interests, O’Malley said, “I don’t know. I don’t know where she stands. Will she represent a break with the failed policies of the past? I don’t know.”
O’Malley said he will decide whether to run for president this spring. He questioned whether his party’s nomination of Clinton — also a former senator and first lady — is inevitable.
“History is full of times when the inevitable front-runner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable,” said O’Malley.
The high sales of a tiny figurine of the Protestant reformation figure Martin Luther, have confounded its maker, Playmobil, by becoming the company’s fastest-selling figure of all time.
The German toy manufacturer announced this week that the first edition of 34,000 pieces sold out in less than 72 hours, forcing the company to urgently request its factory in Malta to produce more of the so-called “little Luthers”. Fans have been warned that the next batch will not be available until the end of April.