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‘Face the Nation’ booking marks O’Malley’s return to Sunday talk shows


Maryland's governor Martin O'Malley (D) is scheduled to return to the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

After a bit of a hiatus, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is scheduled to return to the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend.

O’Malley is booked as a guest on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” according to an aide. It will be his first appearance on Sunday show since the November elections.

O’Malley is expected to appear as part of a panel of governors attending the National Governors Association meeting in Washington. Likely topics will include the potential impact of the federal sequestration on states.

In the run-up to last fall’s election, O’Malley emerged as a regular on the Sunday talk shows, appearing in his capacity as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and as a leading surrogate for President Obama. O’Malley’s DGA tenure ended in December.

Aides say O’Malley, who is regularly mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been largely focused on the Maryland legislation session since it started in January.

He has surfaced on a few national talk shows since then, including MSNBC’s “Hardball” to talk about gun control and on a Saturday edition of CBS’s “This Morning” broadcast on Super Bowl weekend from New Orleans, where the Baltimore Ravens were playing.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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