Former Maryland Governor and 2016 Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is throwing his support behind Buttigieg, just days before a candidate forum in Baltimore, a city where he was once the mayor.
“I’ve known Pete Buttigieg for many years, he has been a terrific mayor,” O’Malley told Politico. “He’s one of those new, up-and-coming leaders in our country and in our party that’s really bringing forward a new and better way of governing.”
O’Malley also told Politico that Buttigieg speaks with a clarity that the Democratic party “really, really needs right now,” and applauded his record of public and military service.
O’Malley himself had briefly considered a run for DNC Chairman, but bowed out in November.