Martin O’Malley is the former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland. He is a progressive Democrat.
Washington Post: O’Malley Told The Truth When He Said Baltimore’s Crime Rate Declined Under Him. “At The Fact Checker, we often are critical of politicians bragging about successes during their term — such as job gains and drops in crime — that can result from numerous factors out of their control. Such claims usually result in Two Pinocchios. But O’Malley uses a specific measurement of FBI data, and his claim about Part 1 crime rates from 1999-2009 check out.” [Washington Post, 4/28/15]