Former Maryland Governor O'Malley rules out Senate bid: reports

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 8:30 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski, a fellow Democrat, according to media reports on Tuesday.

O'Malley, who left office in January and is considered a possible U.S. presidential candidate, told reporters in an email he hoped other candidates will step up to represent the mid-Atlantic state, but "I will not be one of them," WTOP and Politico reported.

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Reuters could not immediately confirm the reports.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)