Governor Martin O'Malley Joins the
Race For President
Former Maryland Governor Announces His Candidacy for the Democratic Nomination
Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base. The former Maryland governor unveiled his campaign in Baltimore, the city where he was once mayor -- a role that is central to his political persona.
Speaking in rolled-up sleeves at Federal Hill Park, O'Malley began with a call for economic fairness and closing the gap between rich and poor in America.
"This is the urgent work calling us forward today: to rebuild the truth of the American Dream for all Americans," O'Malley said. "And to begin right now."
He touched upon last month's unrest in Baltimore, saying the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death was about more than race or policing in America, but about "the scourge of hopelessness" in the nation's cities.
To find out more about the campaign, or how you can get involved, visit the website martinomalley.com.
Watch his announcement video.
Also read this great article from Mother Jones to find out more about Governor O'Malley.