Ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley told Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta last February he was broke and looking for work after dropping out of the Democratic primary, according to a hacked email released on Wikileaks.
The email was among an additional 2,000 emails Wikileaks posted Monday morning that appear to be from the account of Podesta.
Podesta emailed O'Malley on Feb. 23 looking to get an endorsement for the Clinton campaign.
"Want to know how you are doing and interested to get your observations and advice," Podesta wrote. "We would, of course, love to get your support."
"Thanks for reaching out," O'Malley replied. "I'm good. No money, but no real debt. Good to be home again actually. I'm now looking for work.
"As far as observations — when you think your country no longer works for you and your family, voting becomes solely an act of protest. Most Americans feel their own politicians have rigged the economic opportunity game against them. But you know all of that.
"HRC kindly called me a while back, very nice of her. Good luck to you both."
O’Malley waited unit June to make a formal endorsement.
The O'Malley's were hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and took out $339,200 in loans, a mortgage on their Baltimore home and a line of credit of at least $100,000, according to the Washington Post.
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