Jul 19, 2015 11:37 PM
First on NH1 News: O'Malley in Concord, Keene, Claremont, Lebanon & Berlin on next NH trip
NH1 Political Director - NH1.com
CONCORD –Martin O’Malley has a jam-packed itinerary when he returns to New Hampshire July 26-27, NH1 News learned.
The former two-term Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate will hold events in Concord, Keene, Claremont, Lebanon and Berlin. It’s O’Malley’s fourth trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state since he announced his Democratic presidential campaign on May 30 in Baltimore, the city he led for eight years as mayor.
O’Malley will kick off his Granite State swing in Concord, by attending the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program graduation Sunday at 11am. St. Paul’s, a highly selective college-preparatory boarding school that’s affiliated with the Episcopal Church, hosts some of New Hampshire’s most talented public high school students for the summer Advanced Studies Program.
On July 8, during his last trip to New Hampshire, O’Malley announced his proposals on college affordability, which setting a goal to make college debt free and increasing completion rates by 25% over the next ten years.
O’Malley then heads to Keene, for a 1:15pm house party at the home of Kathy O’Donnell. At 3:30pm he’s the main attraction at a meet and greet at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont. Then he heads north to Lebanon, for a 5:45pm house party at the home of Ann Garland. The house parties were first reported on Twitter last week by Dan Tuohy of the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Monday morning O’Malley holds a meet and greet in Berlin at 8:15am at Eastern Depot.
O’Malley registered in the low single digits in the most recent polling of those likely to vote in next year’s Democratic primary in New Hampshire, trailing far behind front-runner Hillary Clinton and behind Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who’s poll numbers have been rising.