- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is lending a hand to to the South Carolina Democratic party ahead of the November election.

The State newspaper reported Wednesday that Mr. O’Malley has deployed four aides from his O’Say Can You See PAC to South Carolina to work on the races — making him the only potential 2016 Democratic candidate to do so.

South Carolina host the first-in-the-South primary. It is the third stop on the nomination calendar after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Mr. O'Malley has also visited both of those states, fueling speculation that he is preparing to run for the Democratic nomination for president and is not waiting to see whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enters the race.

The State reported that Mr. O'Malley also spoke at a South Carolina delegation breakfast at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and has attended a fundraiser for state Sen. Vincent Shaheen, who is looking to unset Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in the fall election.