Maryland Governor Funds Campaigns in Iowa, New Hampshire

Image: Maryland Governor Funds Campaigns in Iowa, New Hampshire Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 01:27 PM

By Andrea Billups

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The governor of Maryland is using money from his campaign coffers to dispatch more than a dozen of his own staffers to work for Democratic campaigns in New Hampshire and Iowa, The Washington Post reports.

Martin O'Malley plans to use funds from his political action committee, O'Say Can You See, commonly known as O'PAC, to help with tight gubernatorial and Senate midterm races, the Post reported, adding that O'Malley's spokeswoman declined to share how other states might be benefiting from his political largesse.

"The governor is doing everything he can to elect more Democrats, and this is part of that," spokeswoman Lis Smith told the Post.

O'Malley may be pondering his own presidential bid in 2016, and has raised his profile by helping fellow Democrats, sending about $230,000 of his own PAC money their way, as well as hosting fundraisers.

He hinted at future ambitions earlier this month in an interview with Fusion.

"I am seriously considering running in 2016," he told host Jorge Ramos. "I love my country, and I believe our country's best days are still ahead of us. But I also believe we need to make better choices as a people, choices that actually reflect not only the goodness of who we are, but also the better future that we're all desirous of creating for our kids."

In spite of the buzz directed at likely front-runner Hillary Clinton, O'Malley has made his own trips to Iowa, signaling his interest as he helps to raise money for candidates there and earning praise as a "loyal foot soldier," the Associated Press reported. Thus far, not even Clinton has stepped up to support outside races.

"He's doing more than anybody else," Iowa Senate Democratic leader Mike Gronstal told the AP. "Others have indicated they are interested in doing some things. But we haven't seen it yet."

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