Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, will campaign in South Carolina on the final weekend before the midterm elections for the state's Democratic candidate for governor, an aide said Wednesday.
O'Malley, who has maintained an extensive itinerary ahead of the election -- including with repeat appearances in many early presidential primary states -- will attend three campaign events on Saturday for Vincent Sheheen, a state lawmaker who is running against Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. It will be O'Malley's third trip to South Carolina this year.
The visit to the Palmetto State comes as O'Malley's own lieutenant governor, Anthony G. Brown, is facing a competitive race for governor in Maryland against Republican Larry Hogan.