O'Malley: Americans In Cities Worse Off Than 8 Years Ago

May 14, 2015

 

Martin O'Malley
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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says many Americans living in cities are worse off than they were eight years ago, and Democrats in Washington wasted a chance to stop that from happening.

The former Baltimore mayor is considering a run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In New Hampshire on Wednesday, O'Malley did not did not mention President Barack Obama by name. But he said pointedly that opportunities were lost over the last eight years. Democrats, he said, failed to make investments in cities when they controlled the White House and Congress.

O'Malley says people frequently tell him they want new leadership.

And he says Baltimore's riots should serve as a reminder of lingering poverty in cities.

O'Malley says he'll decide soon whether to run for president.