Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is already stirring up some 2020 rumors with a visit to New Hampshire over the weekend, but the former governor insists it’s all for 2018 contests.
The Maryland Democrat was in the state for a series of house parties and to rally state Democrats for 2018. As the crucial “first in the nation” primary state, however, people immediately began to speculate about Mr. O’Malley’s true intentions during the visit.
The former governor was a 2016 Democratic candidate for president.
Mr. O’Malley told WMUR that he wasn’t ruling out a 2020 run, but said his focus was on 2018.
“In order to be a governing party for the United States, we have to win back our states as Democrats,” he said.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden also heads to New Hampshire this weekend to speak at a Democratic fundraiser.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, will also be in the state.