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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.