Ex-Md. governor O’Malley not running for DNC chair

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley said that he will not be running to be the head of the Democratic National Committee.

In a statement, O’Malley said that the DNC needs a chair who can “do the job fully and with total impartiality.”

Since the election, O’Malley said that he has been approached by many Democrats who urged him to consider running for the position.

He said in that he was “taking a hard look at the DNC chair,” adding that there needs to be reform in the nominating process and an articulation of a bold progressive vision.

O’Malley ran for president in 2016 but ended his campaign in February during the Iowa caucuses. He was governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015.

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