Gov. Martin O’Malley has quite the run going — he’s been booked on a national network’s Sunday news program four out of the last seven weeks.
This Sunday, O’Malley will be on ABC’s “This Week” at 9 a.m., where he’ll tangle with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal over Friday’s less-than-stellar jobs report. Jindal is a potential running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
O’Malley fired the first shot Friday, in a statement released through the Democratic Governors Association, which he chairs.
“Unfortunately, Tea Party Republicans in Congress continue to obstruct the president’s jobs bill — and the head of their party, Mitt Romney, continues to bet against the American worker, while suggesting that our vital public sector doesn’t need more teachers, firefighters and police officers on the job,” O’Malley said. “Our continued economic recovery demands that Republicans stop rooting for failure and trying to score cheap political points and instead work with Democrats to create jobs and move forward.”
O’Malley, a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2016, was in high demand last weekend, too, following the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. Maryland has been preparing for the Affordable Care Act since it was passed by Congress.
Last weekend, O’Malley was on CBS’ “Face the Nation” to defend the act. Before that, he took a two week break after a previous “Face the Nation” appearance on June 10.
The run of national television spots started May 27 on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Before that, the governor hadn’t appeared on the Sunday stage since a March 11 “Meet the Press” appearance.