As the political vultures circle around the incumbent, a longtime backer and financier of former Gov. Martin O'Malley is touting him as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
John P. Coale, whose $500,000 loan helped put O'Malley over the top in his 2006 race against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., tweeted his support Wednesday as speculation swirled that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida might be on her way out.
"Martin O'Malley 4 DNC Chair. Acceptable to both candidates, did great job as [Democratic Governors Association] chair. Great on TV. Huge on executive experience,"