Jul 2, 2015 1:09 PM
First on NH1 News: O'Malley's very busy return to NH
NH1 Political Director - NH1.com
CONCORD – When Martin O’Malley returns to New Hampshire next week, his jam-packed morning until night itinerary includes two education events, a backyard town hall at the home of his new Granite State counsel, and sitting down at the Barley House for “Pints and Politics,” NH1 News has learned.
The former two-term Maryland governor is back in New Hampshire on Wednesday, July 8th. It’s his third trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state since he announced his Democratic presidential campaign about a month ago in Baltimore, the city he led for eight years as mayor.
O’Malley starts his day in the Granite State at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, where he’s holding what his campaign describes to NH1 News as a “education event.”
O’Malley’s making college affordability part of his push as he runs for the White House.
“To really make a dent in student debt, the federal government will have to act,” O’Malley wrote in April in an op-ed in the Washington Post. “Our ultimate goal must be for every student—most especially low-income and middle class students—to be able to go to college debt-free.”
O’Malley holds a second education event later that day, when he meets in Concord with the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Education Association.
In between the two events, O’Malley makes remarks at the Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, which was first reported by NH1 News a week and a half ago.
In the early evening, O’Malley’s the main attraction at the Concord home of Jay Surdukowski, who earlier this week was named the campaign’s Granite State primary counsel. Surdukowski, an attorney with Sulloway and Hollis, held a similar role last year in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election campaign.
O’Malley ends his very busy day behind the microphone at the Barley House in downtown Concord, site of the “Pints and Politics: Road to the White House” series.
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.