While former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton officially remains undecided about whether to run for president in 2016, her potential Democratic rivals are continuing to visit New Hampshire, which is expected to hold the nation’s first primary.
This Saturday, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will appear at a Concord house party, and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley will visit Concord and Nashua for two days in mid-March.
O’Malley is scheduled to appear at the Wild Irish Breakfast in Nashua on St. Patrick’s Day and address a major Democratic fund-raiser in Concord the night before.
“Governor O’Malley will indeed be busting out of the stereotype of the Irish-Catholic, Irish folk rock music-playing pol by joining the good people of New Hampshire this Saint Patrick’s Day,” said O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith. “Status on whether or not he will be bringing his musical talents remains to be determined.”
O’Malley has been a frequent visitor to New Hampshire exploring a run for president and even sent staff members to the Granite State to aid with the midterm elections last fall. This will be his first trip to New Hampshire this year.