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O’Malley headed back to New Hampshire as he eyes a possible 2016 White House bid

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is weighing a 2016 White House bid, is heading back to New Hampshire this month.

O’Malley (D) is scheduled to appear at a family picnic Aug. 17 hosted by the Strafford County Democrats, the party announced Tuesday.

O’Malley last appeared in New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first presidential primaries, in June for a Flag Day dinner in Manchester. He has since made two trips to Iowa, home of the nation’s first presidential caucuses.

Proceeds from the upcoming picnic in New Hampshire will benefit candidates in the 2014 elections, the party said. Aides have said O’Malley’s travel is primarily to help other Democrats on the ballot this year.

O’Malley, who is term-limited and steps down in January, has said he is preparing for a potential presidential run regardless of whether Hillary Clinton moves forward with a bid.

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

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