Friday, March 8, 2013

O'Malley will keynote South Carolina event

Not Martin Guerre, but, nevertheless, a Martin

The Washington Post reports that MD Gov. Martin O'Malley will trek to South Carolina on March 23 to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic party conference.

O’Malley is attending the March 23 event at the invitation of South Carolina state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D), said the O’Malley aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the appearance has not been formally announced. Sheheen is considering a rematch with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) in 2014.

Obviously, this is a big (but not surprising) deal because O'Malley is actively considering a 2016 bid and South Carolina is an early primary state.

Btw, while we're on South Carolina and probable gubernatorial candidate, Vincent Sheheen, I came across an interesting little quote on Sheheen from this week's State newspaper.

A South Carolina state Democratic representative, Gilda Cobb-Hunter, gave the paper one reason why Sheheen lost to Nikki Haley in 2010.

“I think he was a little disconcerted to run against a woman."