Martin O’Malley

Why Martin O’Malley and His Supporters Could be Kingmakers in Iowa

The rules for the Democratic Iowa caucus have an additional quirk not found in the Republican Party: the viability threshold. Candidates must hit 15% in the precinct, otherwise they are unable to receive any delegates from that precinct. Former Governor Martin O’Malley and his supporters could be critical with this […]

MSNBC and Union Leader to Hold Unsanctioned Democratic Debate

MSNBC and the New Hampshire Union Leader have announced plans to holdan unsanctioned Democratic debate on February 4. This would be five days before the New Hampshire primary and be the only Democratic debate between the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. BuzzFeed first reported the news that was later […]

Des Moines Register Endorses Rubio and Clinton

The Des Moines Register, a highly influential newspaper in the Hawkeye State, has announced its endorsements for the 2016 presidential election, nine days before the state goes to vote in the caucus. On the Republican side, the paper endorsed Senator Marco Rubio and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was […]

Martin O’Malley to Accept Federal Funding

Former Governor Martin O’Malley has accepted public funding for his floundering presidential campaign. While the move could alleviate short-term financial concerns, it could carry great risk in the long-run due to the strict spending limits. O’Malley is the first major presidential candidate since 2008 to accept public funding. Then-Senator John […]

Martin O’Malley Shifts Staff to Early States

Former Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign has shifted resources and staffs to the early nominating states as the third place Democrat seeks to improve his standing. O’Malley is currently last in polling and is double-digits behind both Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He has spent most […]