With the 2012 presidential election in the rearview mirror, the activities of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new federal political action committee are becoming more visible.
The O’ Say Can You See PAC, which O’Malley (D) launched in July, has a noteworthy fundraiser scheduled Monday night in Chevy Chase. Former South Carolina governor Jim Hodges (D) is among the co-hosts of the event, for which suggested contributions start at $1,000.
O’Malley, who is weighing a 2016 bid for national office, also circulated an e-mail through his PAC on Thursday that touted Maryland’s new same-sex marriage law. It was sent out shortly after O’Malley signed a proclamation that made official the results of the ballot measure last month upholding the new law.
The e-mail included a photo of O’Malley signing the proclamation and a button inviting donations to the PAC.
“After months of hard work, we came together to pass a bill that treats everyone fairly and equally under the law while protecting religious freedom,” O’Malley said in the e-mail. “We then became the first state ever to defend marriage equality at the ballot box. We still face tremendous challenges as a nation, but it is my sincere hope that we can come together to meet those challenges with greater respect for the dignity of every individual.”