Outgoing Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is "seriously considering" a 2016 bid for the White House, the Democrat told an audience at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics on Thursday night.
"I'm very seriously considering running in 2016," O'Malley said at the packed discussion focused on "progressive politics in a post-Obama world."
"Right now, my primary responsibility is to move my family back to Baltimore, which I will do in another week," added O'Malley, who leaves office January 21. "So I am going to be taking some time over the next couple of months to get my family re-situated and make us well and get us back to the city where we all feel comfortable, but I'm very seriously looking at it is what I would say."
On the eve of the 12th anniversary since the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, activists in Chicago demanded that the federal government close the facility and end indefinite detentions.