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in 2012. how interesting that their leader while known for doctrine is not himself doctrinaire. can you follow me on twitter if you can spell smerkonish. see you next week. new competition for hillary clinton. this hour former maryland governor one-time fitness reporter martin o'malley enters the race for the white house. a big question there, once two steps from the oval office now under indictment. former house speaker dennis hastert at the center of a sexual abuse allegation. plus where is natalee holloway? for ten years no one has been able to answer that question. now cnn talks to one man who says he knows. so grateful to have your
company this morning, i'm christi paul. >> and i'm victor blackwell. a big announcement coming this hour. >> any moment. former maryland governor martin o'malley is announcing he's running for the democratic nomination for president. yes, taking on hillary clinton. let's take you live to baltimore where o'malley was mayor. here you're looking at federal hill. >> we'll bring the announcements to you live as soon as it happens. protests are expected there. cnn senior washington correspondent jed zeleny is there with more. there's a lot of people who don't know martin o'malley. he's got a lot of work to do. >> there's no question that martin o'malley has an uphill battle ahead of him. not only running against hillary clinton and introducing himself to voters in those early states of iowa. new hampshire. i learned a few moments ago that governor o'malley called secretary clinton late yesterday to tell her that he was going to
jump into the democratic presidential campaign. saying he was going to run against her. but sort of an interesting element here. he is presenting himself as a new generation saying he's a new face of the democratic party. also presenting himself as not only a politician, but a musician. the man strumming "hail to the chief" is martin o'malley. he wants to be president. >> hi. >> he's a musician and former maryland governor. ready to go head to head with hillary clinton. >> right now our country's in a fight, for the very future of the american dream. >> on a recent visit to new hampshire, he acknowledged he's hardly a household name. >> i start this race as as a new face to a lot of people and somebody totally unknown.
and which is the same way i started when i ran for city council or state senate. or mayor. >> his time as mayor of baltimore is now in the spotlight. giving the violence and protests in the city. he talked about it with cnn's jake tapper. >> do you shoulder any of the blame here? are you responsible at all? >> well we're all responsible. i was responsible when i decided do run for mayor in 1999 and i told people all across our city vote for me. and together we will not only improve the policing of our streets, we'll improve the policing of our police. >> his record will be seen in a new light in his uphill bat toll knock off the democratic front-runner. >> history is full of examples where the inevitable front-runner was inevitable right up until they were no longer inevitable. >> the presidency of the united states is not some crown to be passed between two families. >> it's a different tune from eight years ago. when he was one of her biggest fans. >> it is with great pride and
enthusiasm that i endorse my friend senator hillary clinton to be the next president of the united states. >> i could not be prouder than to have this endorsement. >> those old bonds now broken as he seeks to stop her presidential bid. now we're going to see a different side-by-side view of o'malley and clinton later this year when they appear on the same debate stage. he's presenting himself as a new generation democrat. even his super pac is called generation forward. a not so subtle nod that he is 52. secretary clinton is 67 years old. so an interesting democratic race ahead. vikt center. >> jeff there are protests planned this morning at the time when the governor will make this announcement. what do the numbers look like? what can you tell us about these protests? >> as of now, the protests have not materialized.
we are here on federal hill just outside downtown baltimore. a lot of supporters are gathering here in the crowd as you can see. heavy security presence but no protesters yet. cnn's bonnie calf who is out looking for protesters says she's seeing nothing around baltimore right now. so we'll see if the protests actually develop. right now the crowd is obviously supporters obviously an invited crowd. so governor o'malley going to give a speech here and travel on to iowa and new hampshire over the weekend. >> jed zeleny reporting live in baltimore. we're awaiting the announcement from former maryland governor former baltimore mayor, martin o'malley announcing his candidacy for president of the united states. as jed reported he already called secretary of state hillary clinton to alert her that he's entering the race. we'll bring the announcement live. we're expecting it in about 25 minutes. indicted former speaker of the house, dennis hastert could
be arraigned as early as next week. 73-year-old ex-republican congressman accused of lying to the fbi and skirting bank laws so he could give millions of dollars in hush money to an unidentified person who apparently knew about alleged misconduct. now a law enforcement source tells cnn hastert was paying a former male student, to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse. hastert used to be a high school teacher. and a history teach anywhere fact and a wrestling coach in illinois back in 1965. and continued until 1981. he allegedly paid nearly $2 million in this hush money. but agreed to pay $3.5 million overall. well joining us on the phone now is katherine skiba, a washington correspondent for the "chicago tribune." we're looking for clarity here. >> good morning. there is this report from another "tribune" paper about a second person who has come out
now, with similar allegations that corroborate what the first person is alleging. clarify this for us. is this a second person alleging a second instance or example of abuse? or just corroborating the first allegation? >> actually it's the second person law enforcement tells us is a man who has raised similar allegations about dennis hastert's conduct. but this individual has not been paid. and we're also told by law enforcement that the probe is ongoing. hastert was not only a teacher, he was a wrestling coach, a boy scout troop leader and i don't think that the seven-page allegation that we have the indictment is the last we'll hear of this case by any means. >> katherine, i don't want to belabor this point, but i think it's important to find out, if the second person is saying that there are separate allegations in addition to the allegations that are made by the first person that whatever this misconduct is that one person
the first individual a is referring to the second person is now talking about a separate instance? >> yes, our understanding is there's a separate victim a separate set of circumstances involving dennis hastert's misconduct. but again this person has not been paid. the indictment focuses on a person who has lived in yorkville, illinois. far west suburban chicago. the indictment says he's known hastert nearly all his life. they met in 2010 and they got together the $3.5 million that was agreed to was to compensate for and conceal past misconduct from years earlier. >> and this individual a, this is the alleged person this misconduct occurred with or this is someone who had knowledge of -- >> no a is the victim. a is our understanding is the victim here. >> okay. let's talk about the federal pension for former spooch speaker hastert. does he receive that even if he's convicted?
>> well that's a story that is now at chicktribune.com. i spoke yesterday to the national taxpayers union which looks at congressional pensions. hastert at age 73 is now eligible for three separate pensions totaling $116,000. his federal pension is $73,000. he looks like he'll keep that. he's got a pension from his years as a state legislator in illinois $27,000. it looks like he'll keep that he has a teaching pension of $16,000 a year and that's the one that at this early stage appears to be in jeopardy. because if convicted, and the alleged misconduct is traced to his days as an educator then that pension could be pulled away from him. when i spoke to the national taxpayers union, the president told me yesterday with respect to the federal law regarding federal congressional pensions if there's a loophole it will be exploited. saying two things congress has taken steps in recent years in
2007 and 2012 to tighten the statutes. with respect to what triggers a pension loss. and so now there's 30-plus felonies that can trigger a lawmaker a congressional lawmaker to lose his pension. but there are two criteria that have to be met. the misconduct has to have occurred while the person was a member of congress and the misconduct has to directly relate to the performance of that individual's official's duties. what is is known about the hastert case so far suggests that even though lying to the fbi is one of these 30 felonies that will trigger a pension. because the lie allegedly occurred last december when he told the fbi he was stockpiling this cash because he didn't feel safe with the banking system that happened seven years and change after he left the congress. >> all right. katherine skiba from the "chicago tribune." the latest reporting is on your website. thank you so much for speaking with us katherine. >> thank you viktsor.
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president obama is warning of grave consequences without resolution on the national security agency's massive data collection program. he says if lawmakers don't scramble and you know make a deal by midnight tomorrow a terrorist could slip past u.s. intelligence. sunlen serfaty is following the story for us from the white house. sunland, what are you hearing there today? >> well christi, there's no sign of a resolution yet. one day as you noted before the deadline. the white house is really been ratcheting up their rhetoric saying it would be irresponsible and reckless for congress if they let the surveillance programs expire. president obama called for the senate to act. >> i don't want us to be in a situation in which for a certain period of time those
authorities go away. and suddenly we're dark and heaven forbid we've got a problem. where we could have prevented a terrorist attack or apprehended someone who was engaged in dangerous activity. but we didn't do so simply because of inaction in the senate. administration officials say the only viable option here is for the senate to tomorrow to take up pass the house bill would extend the revisions, but makes changes to the controversial bulk forward data collection. basically moving it from the hands of the government into the hands of phone companies. senator rand paul, republican he has promised to block this bill tomorrow and the senate here's what he said on the campaign trail. >> i think it's a fight worth having. i have some detractors who say we shouldn't be having this fight. we'll have this fight again. they aren't real happy with it because i made them work on their vacation weekend last week and i'm making them come back on
sunday because i still object 0 to this thing passing. i may not win the battle but at the least i want to draw attention. >> mitch mcconnell says his office will pass some version of the nsa bill. but the question christi is of course what version will it be? and will it allow the provisions to lapse? >> sunlen serfaty, thank you so much for the update. lieutenant colonel james reese joins us with more a cnn global affairs analyst. does the white house's rhetoric match the reality? does the u.s. do americans face grave consequences if these programs go away? >> good morning, victor. grave? no. critical? yes. our politicians need to stop playing politics and give the people on our front line who is do this give them the authority to do what they need to do. we've got to keep our technology up. especially intelligence world. because we don't want to have
friction points into our intelligence do allow our threats and our enemies to get into the homeland. >> the argument is there has to be some balance between security and civil liberties, that's not a new one, it goes back centuries. this is the central question for people who are opposing this. >> victor no question. but we also have to realize that technology and everything else continues to move and if we do this just trancesnationally here and sometimes these programs have become revolutionary, to protect our homeland especially after 9/11. my concern is we have politicians, playing politician. through 2016. through the presidential aspects and we need to give our intelligence folks everything they need to do their jobs to protect us. >> all right, lieutenant colonel james reese, thank you so much. >> have a great day. you know the race for the white house is getting a little bit larger this hour as former maryland governor martin o'malley is getting ready to
a wichita state student was killed in a terror attack. now his friends and family say this guy was a hero. 22-year-old electrical engineering student died when he tried to stop a suicide bomber from killing hundreds of people at a mosque in saudi arabia yesterday. the bomber did not get inside. but he did blow himself up. killing the student and several other people. cnn's nick valencia is covering this for us. you're getting new details this morning? >> yes, we just heard from the ministry of interior for the government of saudi arabia. they're talking about the details of friday afternoon's attack at that shia mosque in saudi arabia saying in part security men suspected a car when it was heading to the car parking adjacent to the mosque when the security men approached the car it exploded killing four people where one of them is believed to be the driver and spreading fire to a number of cars. now the government of saudi arabia has not officially named 22-year-old abdul jalil al
arbash as one of the victims, but his family is saying he was a hero. that there were hundreds of people inside the mosque at the time of the attack and if it were not for him, more would be dead. he was 22 years old, he was taking electrical engineering classes at wichita state university. his family says he was in saudi arabia to get married. he talked about him at a memorial service held this week. >> his move in saudi arabia was bravery. because of the bravery and heroism he saved a lot of people. >> he's like a brother or more than a brother. for everybody. if you can see right now, you're going to see a smile on his face. >> that young man was volunteering as a security guard there were heightened tensions in the region because of another separate attack on a different shia mosque in the region. victor christi? >> nick have the people from wichita state, the university there, made mention of this or given any public statements? >> they have an they're offering their condolences.
they're calling him a good kid, a good student and did release a statement to the media. part of that saying the wichita state university is saddened by the death of one of our students condolences go out to the student's friends, family and colleagues. saying he was always smiling. you see a photo of him there smiling. >> nick thank you so much. it's been ten years and still no trace of natalee holloway. the teenager vanished during a trip to aruba and now on the anniversary of her disappearance, one man claims he knows what happened to her. we're waiting for martin o'malley former governor of maryland and mayor of baltimore, to take the stage to announce his candidacy for the presidency. we're take you there live.
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live where at any moment former mayor, maryland governor martin o'mall were is announcing his official white house bid. o'malley making this announcement in the city that he served as mayor for seven years. >> let's bring in cnn senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny and we have chris moody, senior correspondent for cnnpolitics.com. and national policy strategist craig verona. >> we've got people waiting for this announcement. we've got reports that there were going to be protests although those have not come to fruition. when do we expect to hear from the former governor? >> you're right, many more supporters here for governor o'malley as you can see, than protesters. governor o'malley going to present himself as an authentic liberal. a new face of the democratic party. you can see it from the signs and banners that are here. if you can see it behind me for president, 2016 new leadership.
of course this is not so subtle attack or critique of hillary clinton. he's presenting himself as a new face of the party. he's 52 years old. secretary clinton is 67 years old. that's one of the things in his speech he'll be presenting himself as what he's done in his time as maryland governor leading on a liberal progressive agenda. not expected to go after secretary clinton during his speech. this is about him, introducing himself to voters. we will hear a call for a new moment for the party, a new generation of leadership. >> and this pac is generation forward. one question to craig, you worked with the governor on his campaign for governor of maryland. guys let's put up this biofull-screen explaining his history and politics. he served in elected office every year since 1991. he's clearly spent more time in political office than hillary clinton and it's been almost 25
years. how does he sell generation forward, a new face fresh face for the democratic party, having been in elected office since 1991? >> well think he's going to look at this as a candidate who has both experience and a forward-looking vision. my advice both to the governor and to the campaign is to recognize that one, this is not 2008. hillary clinton is in a stronger position than she was then and to recognize that bernie sanders has already done a very good job in launching his campaign and having a fundraising launch in last several days. i like i think what governor o'malley leads to do is highlight the specific issues where he was, disagrees with senator clinton or secretary clinton and to say that that's the type of change that he will pursue as a candidate and as president. >> we see the governor here coming out with the now former first lady with the state of maryland. they're going to be approaching
the stage soon. chris, before we hear from the governor. tell us are we expecting an aggressive pitch here? or is this going to be i wonder what his treatment or his approach to secretary clinton will be? >> well you know on paper mr. o'malley has a strong progressive record that something liberals can look to. not only in his beliefs, but also what he did as governor and as mayor. and as jeff noted, this is his opportunity to introduce himself to not only the people people of maryland know who hes, but outside the country, outside of the state, in new hampshire and iowa. people don't know who he is. he's not have high national name i.d. before he starts attacking clinton he has to define himself and he'll be traveling around the country to do that. hillary clinton is sucking a lot of oxygen out of the room here. but he she does have nowhere really to go but down. so starting today this will be his opportunity to start to chip
away at the lead as much as he can and he has a lot of time to do it. >> a lot of the oxygen out of the room metaphorically. i wonder chris, money out of the process. i mean i would imagine that secretary clinton has locked up a lot of big supporters and bundlers what about the governor's chances to get the money early on? >> money will be difficult. you have to think about the democratic donor and what might happen to them if they are seen donating not to hillary clinton there are risks involved as far as just you know being shunned by the clintons or you know they do have a history of remembering who donates to whom. so i think it will be interesting to see what kind of money he can raise from prominent democratic donors i think that will be a real challenge for him. >> let me come back to you on the left side of your screen if you're watching at home. the campaign video that they're watching there. we're going to hear from
governor o'mally. jeff i wonder more than this forward-looking approach. more than this generation forward. what is his approach to secretary clinton? i heard from chris a bit. but what is your reporting tell you, if he's going to as he goes out to the early caucus and primary states hit her record pretty hard. >> victor we've seen an indication of this over the last couple of months. eel try to remind voters and tell voters that he is is a liberal progressive democrat. he's going to remind voters that he passed laws for gay marriage and other things into law. so he's going to be pushing her a little bit to the left. but-day not believe that he is going to attack her and we can see him taking a stage right now, behind me. he'll begin his speech in just moments. >> let's let the moment fill out. we've got governor o'malley and his wife with him as well former first lady kate o'malley.
about the american dream. about the american dream we share. it's powerful history, its current condition, and its urgent need of rebuilding. our nation was founded on two self-evident truths. that all of us are created equal equal. and that we are endowed by our creator with certain rights to life to liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. and with these words, the american dream began. no fine print, no expiration date. all of us are included women and men, black people and white people. native americans, irish americans, asian americans, latino americans, jewish christian and muslim americans, young and old. rich and poor. workers and business owners. gay, lesbian and transgender and straight americans, all of us
are needed. >> in our idea of country, there is no such thing as a fair american. there is however, a growing gap of injustice in our country today. it is the gap between the strong just nation our children need for us to be and the nation we are in danger of becoming. for today in america, 70% of us are earning the same or less than we were 12 years ago. and this is the first time that that has happened this side of world war ii. today in member family-owned businesses and farms are struggling to compete with ever-larger concentrations of
corporate power. 50 years ago, the nation's largest employer was gm. and the average gm employee could send his kid to college on two weeks' wages. today in america, with dreams of college and a decent-paying job and a security retirement slipping beyond the reach of so very many the american dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread. and yet for american there is always a yet. and a final thread that holds us just might be the strongest. it is the thread of generosity. compassion and love. that brings us together as one american people. for over 200 years, we have been
the architects of our own future. and now we must build anew. my father and mother tom and barbara o'malley were born to the great depression. and they grew up to be part of that great generation of americans. that won the second world war. my dad flew 33 missions over japan. in a b-24 liberator, and went on to college only because of the gi bill. and my mom herself flew in the civil air patrol at the age of 17. they raised their children the six of us to a secure middle class future because of the sacrifices and the better choices of their generation.
but they would never accept the notion that somehow theirs was the greatest generation. they believed and taught us that every generation of americans has the ability and the sacred responsibility to make themselves great for their country. ♪ so we must and so we will. no matter the odds no matter how tough the fight. no matter how big the challenge. and that is the urgent calling for us today. to rebuild the american dream now in our time. [ applause ] >> last month, television sets around the world were filled with the anger, and the rage and the flames of some of the humblest and hardest-hit neighborhoods in baltimore. for all of us who have given so
much of our energies to making our city a safer, fairer and more prosperous place that was a heartbreaking night for all of us. for us baltimore is our country, and our country is baltimore. and there is something to be learned from that night. there is something to be offered to our country from those flames. for what took place here was not only about race not only about policing in america. it was about everything it is supposed to mean to be an american. the scourge of hopelessness that happened to ignite here that evening transcends race it transcends geography. witness the record numbers of young, white kids killing themselves on heroin. in suburbs and small towns
across our country. the hard truth of our shared reality is this. unemployment in many cities and many small towns across the united states of america is higher now than it was eight years ago. conditions of extreme poverty breed conditions of extreme violence. we have work to do. our economic and political system is upside-down and backwards, and it is time to turn it around. understanding precedes action and we must understand that what happened to our economy, the damage done to the american dream we share did not happen by chance. nor was it merely the result of global forces somehow beyond our reach. powerful wealthy special interests here at home have
assess our government to create in our own country an economy that is leaving a majority of our people behind. an economy economy that has so concentrated wealth and power in so few hands that it has taken opportunity out of the homes of the many. an economy where the majority of our people are unheard, unseen unneeded and left to conclude that their lives and their labors are worth less today than they were yesterday. and will be worth less still in the future. we are allowing our land of opportunity to become a land of inequality. main street struggles while wall street soars, tell me how it is tell me how it is that not a single wall street ceo was convicted of a crime related to
the 2008 economic meltdown? not a single one. tell me how it is that you can get pulled over in this country for having a broken taillight, but if you wreck the nation's economy, you're absolutely untouchable? you know and i know this is not how our economy is supposed to work. this is not how our country is supposed to work. this is not the american dream, it does not have to be this way. this generation of americans still has time to become great. we have saved our country before and we must save our country now and we will do that by
rebuilding the dream, as i look out here today, over this original land of the free and the home of the brave, i see the faces of so very much who have helped so many people in the life of our city and the life of our state. today we made our city a safer, healthier and better place for kids. together we made our city believe again. and we invented a better new way of governing call city stat and we got things done. today we made our states public schools the best in the nation we made college more affordable for more families. let's hear it from the teachers back there.
we led our people forward through a devastating recession and we took greater care to protect the land the air and the waters of our chesapeake bay. and we passed the dream act and we passed marriage equality. together we raised the minimum wage and we maintain the highest median income of any state in the nation. we achieved top rankings in innovation entrepreneurship and women and minority business ownership and participation. and yes, it took new leadership new perspectives and new approaches. but together we believed in the american dream, we took action to make it real and that is
exactly what our nation needs to do today. you see, our economy isn't money. our economy is people. all of our people. we measure success by the growing prosperity and security of our people. all of our people. a stronger middle class is not the consequence of economic growth a stronger middle class is the cause of economic growth. and together as one people we must build an american economy that works again for all of us. this means good jobs and wage policies wage policies that allow families to earn more as
they work harder and harder. and that means a higher minimum wage that means overtime pay for overtime workth and that means making it easier rather than harder for workers to organize and bargain collectively for better wages. and this together if we take these actions, the american dream will live again. climate change is real. and it also happens to be the greatest business opportunity to come to our country for 100 years. so -- we must create an american jobs agenda for america's renewable energy future.
and we must also launch a new agenda to rebuild america cities as places of hope opportunity and justice for all. and if we take these actions, the dream will live again. for the sake of our country's security our country's well-being and our country's economic growth we must also bring 11 million of our neighbors out of the shadows by passing comprehensive immigration reform. because the enduring symbol of our nation is not the barbed wire fence, it is the statue of liberty.
yes, we are a nation of immigrants we are a compassionate and generous people and if we act according to our principles and the better angels of our nature if we return in other words to our true selves the dream will live again. make no mistake about it our ability to lead the world, our ability to be safe in the world depends on the strength of the american dream here at home. the challenges we face in this world today are not the challenges that we faced in the 1990s. so together we must construct a new national security strategy and build new alliances that are forward-seeing and forward-acting. and the center of this new security strategy must be the reduction of threats.
fast-evolving threats from violent extremism, pandemic cyberattacks nuclear proliferation, nation-state failures to the drought, famine and floods of climate change. we must also craft a new foreign policy of engagement and collaboration. we must join with like-minded people all around the world and especially right here in our own hemisphere for the cause we share of a rising global middle class. and we must put our national interests first, we must put america first and we cannot and will not rebuild the american dream here at home though. by catering to the voices of the privileged and the powerful. let's be honest they were the ones who turned our economy upside-down in the first place. and they're the only ones who
are benefitting from that. we need to prosecute cheats we need to reinstate glass steagall. and if a bank is too big to fail without wrecking our nation's economy, then we need to break it up before it breaks us again. repeat investment banks in america. recently the ceo of goldman sachs let his employees know that he would be just fine with either bush or clinton. i bet he would. well i've got news for the bullies of wall street -- the presidency is not a crown to be
passed back and forth by you between two royal families. it is a sacred trust to be earned from the american people. and exercised on behalf of the people of these united states. the only way we are going to rebuild the american dream is if we retake control of our own american government. the poet laureate of the american dream, bruce springsteen once asked is the dream a lie if it don't come true? or is it something worse?
whether the american dream becomes a lie or becomes an ongoing truth, that our children can enjoy, that our children can live that our children can build upon is really up to you and to me it's up to all of us. it's not about wall street. it's not about the big banks. it's not even about big money trying to buy our elections. it's about us. it's about whether together we the people still have the will to become great americans. i believe that we do and my decision is made now you will all have a vital choice to make
next year for the good of your families for the good of the country that you love and country that you carry in your hearts. and it is a choice that people will ask you about for years to come. and so when a child with a world of learning ahead asks you who you voted for, i want you to be able to tell that child i voted for you. when you see a dad sweating through another long shift in order to give his daughter a better future i want to be able to tell that dad -- i voted for you. when you see a mom working long hours, at two jobs for the dream of being able to send her only son to college, i want you to be able to tell her -- i voted for you. and when you see a young father
who hungers for a decent job to support his family. i want you to be able to tell him -- i voted for you. for the story of our country's best days is not found in the history book because this generation of americans is about to write it. and that is why today, to you and to all who can hear my voice i declare that i am a candidate for president of the united states. and i am running for you. may god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. thank you. zmrks ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
former maryland governor martin o'malley there with his family as he announces he is a candidate for the democratic nomination for president of the united states. we've got with us craig veroga jeff zeleny and chris moody. the governor hitting all of the progressive hot points. glass-steagall. climate change marriage equality. immigration reform minimum wage increase and income inequality. but in the latest polls just out a couple of days ago, he's still at 1% support. what does he have to do to increase that? >> you hit the nail on the head. he went the gamut of the liberal coalition, focusing on jobs and allowing the american dream to reach more people maybe people
that haven't had an impact on. as you said his polls are low. people around country don't know who he is now his task is to take the message that he just gave in baltimore and try to take that across the nation. to iowa new hampshire, south carolina and other states. i think it's a message that will certainly resonate. he's going to be able to look back at his record when he talks to liberals as governor and point to a lot of concrete wins. but also his opponents are going to be able to point to what has happened in the city where he was mayor, baltimore, and the possible effects of his policies on the community there. so he has a tough road ahead. but with a message like that i think some people might give him a chance at least to hear him out. >> all right. hey, chris, thank you so much and thanks to all of our guests they're going to stick around as we pass it off to randy kay, she's going to continue to walk you through all the politics and the happenings of the day. randy? >> all right. thank you all very much. appreciate that. have a great day. let me bring in our colleague, cnn senior washington correspondent jeff zele