Talk of Gov.
But, at this early stage, donors are not.
With three years to go before the first primaries and uncertainty about whether outgoing Secretary of State
In a year-end campaign finance report filed with the
The PAC, and its potential future donors, could prove critically important as O'Malley seeks to build relationships with Democratic candidates in early states ahead of the 2014 midterm election. For now, though, there are only scant signs that a campaign beyond Maryland's borders may be getting underway.
Expenditures from the governor's O' Say Can You See PAC were made to his longtime fundraising consultant, Colleen Martin-Lauer; Adam Goers, a former Clinton campaign aide and the PAC's executive director; and Blue State Digital, a web and communications firm that also counts the Obama campaign among its clients.
Major Democratic donors are keeping their cool until there is more certainty about the field of candidates -- particularly Clinton -- but O'Malley neverthelss received some noteworthy checks from Maryland in the past month, including $1,000 from Maryland State School Board member James H. DeGraffenreidt Jr., $1,000 from former Connecticut congressman turned
O'Malley, who is term-limited in 2014, has hedged for years on whether he would seek national office, even as he used his recent tenure as chair of the