Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley – eyeing a 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination – is returning to the Palmetto State Saturday to campaign with Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
O’Malley will join Sheheen in three get-out-the-vote campaign stops in Moncks Corner and North Charleston:
• 3:15 p.m.: Meet and greet at the Moncks Corner S.C. Democratic Party field office
• 4:15 p.m.: Get-out-the-vote rally hosted by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, at Trident Technical College
• 5:45 p.m.: Drop in on volunteers working to get out the vote at the state party’s North Charleston field office
Democrats announced O’Malley’s return to South Carolina Wednesday – a day Sheheen spent flying to various campaign appearances across the state with Tom Ervin, who dropped out of the race for governor Tuesday and endorsed Sheheen.
O’Malley came to Columbia in September to campaign with Sheheen, who faces Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in a rematch on Nov. 4, and Democratic state Rep. Bakari Sellers, running for lieutenant governor against Republican Henry McMaster.
Both Haley and Sheheen have White House hopefuls campaigning with them in the final days before the election.