It's been rumored that O'Malley has been out fundraising for candidate to help explore a Presidential run for 2016:Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is co-hosting a fundraiser Tuesday night for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), an event certain to add to the buzz about O’Malley’s presidential ambitions, given that Shaheen hails from New Hampshire.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) is the other host of the fundraiser, being held at a residence in Owings Mills.Tickets for the event start at $1,000, according to an invitation, which lists O’Malley’s O’Say Can You See political action committee as the organizer. - Washington Post, 5/21/13
From what I've read about O'Malley, I like him and would be interested to see him running for President in 2016. Glad to see him out on the campaign trail helping out his colleagues.His latest legislative achievements put him in the vanguard of his party's liberal base. He's been a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama. And he's ramping up his travel to help fellow Democrats around the country.
Little-known outside his home state, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has methodically checked the necessary boxes toward earning the reputation of good Democratic soldier as he considers whether to run for president in 2016 – a White House bid that would face long odds.
It's very early. Obama still has more than three years left in his presidency. And no one is officially in the race.
Yet, O'Malley already is overshadowed by the buzz surrounding the mere prospect of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy. If not her, talk in Democratic circles turns to Vice President Joe Biden.
Despite the hurdles, the 50-year-old former Baltimore mayor is publicly undaunted.
On a trip to Israel last month to seemingly boost his foreign policy credentials, O'Malley disclosed publicly what had been arguably the worst-kept secret in Annapolis – that he would use the last half of this year to consider seeking the presidency. His Washington-area appearances at fundraisers Tuesday for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and June 12 for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley are certain to raise eyebrows even further given that the two candidates represent states that traditionally weigh in first in a Democratic primary.
While O'Malley is one of the few Democrats openly talking about succeeding Obama, aides say he hasn't made any decisions about his political future. That includes whether he would run or not if Clinton, whom he endorsed and campaigned for during her 2008 race, decides to seek the nomination. Democratic insiders say the former secretary of state would be the heavy favorite should she launch a campaign.
A former head of the Democratic Governors Association, O'Malley is one of the party's top fundraisers and made clear his national aspirations when he worked to raise more than $1 million for Obama's re-election campaign, the most of any sitting Democratic office-holder. - Huffington Post, 5/21/13
In other Shaheen news, looks like the Senator's energy efficiency is advancing in the Senate:
You can read more about Shaheen & Portman's plan here:Unlike some aspects of Obama's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, efficiency has garnered broad support. A bipartisan bill in Congress to improve the efficiency of appliances, buildings and corporate supply chains passed a Senate panel earlier this month on a 17-3 vote. It now moves to the Senate floor.
The legislation, proposed by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Bob Portman, R-Ohio, is backed by environmental groups, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Maria Vargas, director of the program at the Department of Energy, says the DOE program aims to provide strategies, already proven by leaders in energy efficiency, that other organizations can follow. She says the trick was getting companies to share data and tips -- a sort of playbook -- for what works. - USA Today, 5/21/13