O'Malley Enters US Presidential Race

Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, has announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He joins Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the primary race for the 2016 election. Mr O'Malley said "I'm running for you." to a crowd of around 1,000 people in Baltimore on Saturday. Mr O'Malley, who endorsed Hillary Clinton's 2007 presidential campaign, said that his party deserved a wide choice of candidates. "The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth between two royal families,'' he said, referring to Democratic nominee Ms Clinton and likely Republican candidate Jeb Bush. He said that he was joining the race for nomination because there was "urgent work" needed "to rebuild the truth of the American dream for all Americans."