Brian Schweitzer

Former Montana Gov. Schweitzer backs O'Malley

Former Montana Gov. Schweitzer backs O'Malley

Brian Schweitzer, the former Montana governor who was once considered a potential presidential candidate, endorsed Martin O'Malley's bid for the Democratic nomination on Friday.

Schweitzer, who has been critical of front-runner Hillary Clinton for many of the same reasons as O'Malley, will also serve as a national co-chair of the former Maryland governor's campaign.

"Martin and I worked closely together as Democratic Governors, and I saw firsthand how he didn’t just talk about his progressive values -- he actually put them into action," Schweitzer said in a statement. "Martin and I don't agree on every issue, but he is the only candidate with a proven record...