Politics

Former Gov. O’Malley declines judgment on Clinton email

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley greets members of the audience after speaking at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley greets members of the audience after speaking at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s not worried about any presumption that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

O’Malley says “every year, there is the inevitable front-runner.” He says he’ll decide this spring whether to run and that he expects “a robust conversation” within the party.

Speaking Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” O’Malley refused to be drawn into a substantive discussion of Clinton’s email controversy.

He says that even if there were a uniform email policy across all levels of government, “none of that would make a hill of difference” to people struggling to pay their bills.

O’Malley says the email question is “not the issue that’s going to restore our economy.”

O’Malley adds, “People don’t care so much about email policies.”

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