Sen. Mark Begich (Alaska) and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley are joining forces to launch NewDEAL, a nonprofit coalition aimed at building a farm team of young Democratic officeholders with future statewide ambitions.
The group, which launches today, will bring together 10 local and state officials “to look for fresh ideas outside of Washington, D.C., where local leaders are developing and testing pro-growth progressive ideas out on the ground,” according to a release.
Among the 10 names being touted in the first class is Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a potential candidate for Senate in 2012.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.