If he does run, it won't be O'Malley's first rodeo. The presidential politics bug bit O'Malley early; When he was 20, he was traveling, he said, to all 99 counties in Iowa, and later New Hampshire, on the 1984 Gary Hart campaign.
That old Hart network could give O'Malley an early assist.
"The Hart people, I think more so than many other campaigns, have continued to stay in contact," he said. He said he's gotten more campaign contributions from Colorado than any other state other than Maryland as a result.
Dan Calegari, a former Hart operative close to O'Malley who has become a regular in presidential campaigns in New Hampshire, said many of O'Malley's old friends from the Hart network are prepared to work for him if he gives the word.
"If Martin O'Malley gets in the presidential race, I'd be the first guy out of the gate," Calegari said. "I hope he does it."
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
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.