Strike up the Irish rock band. Martin O’Malley’s coming to New Hampshire for St. Patrick’s Day.
The former Maryland governor and lead singer of O’Malley’s March, who is weighing a bid for the Democratic party nomination, plans to visit New Hampshire in March. He’ll address a Concord fundraiser, and then appear on St. Patrick’s Day at the Wild Irish Breakfast in Nashua.
“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 St. 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 paid several visits to New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state, though this will be his first trip this year. He ended his eight-year run as Maryland governor last week, succeeded by Republican Larry Hogan Jr.
He has a tough road to the nomination ahead if he chooses that path, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the overwhelming favorite if she runs. O’Malley said he’ll make a decision on a candidacy this spring.