Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who continues to weigh a 2016 presidential run, plans to be in New York City on Wednesday for meetings with potential donors, according to people familiar with the trip.
O’Malley has kept a relatively low profile since this month’s election, in which his hand-picked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), was defeated by Republican businessman Larry Hogan in the heavily Democratic state.
But O’Malley is continuing to raise money for his political action committee, known as O’ Say Can You See, and to court contributors for a presidential bid that would likely pit him against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
Besides Wednesday’s meetings, O’Malley plans to attend a concert Thursday featuring the folk rock legend Stephen Stills at the home of a Baltimore supporter. Proceeds of that event will benefit O’Malley’s PAC, organizers say.
And Terry Lierman, a former chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is hosting a fundraising dinner for O’Malley on Friday at Lierman’s Chevy Chase home.
O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith confirmed that the governor plans to be in New York on Wednesday but would only characterize his itinerary as “a series of private meetings.”
Two people with knowledge of the meetings said they involve potential donors. They requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of O’Malley.
O’Malley recently told The Post that he would probably decide whether to move forward with a presidential bid before his tenure as governor ends on Jan. 21.