Washington Post: January 11, 2012
10 more added to NewDEAL: A group headed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Alaska Sen. Mark Begich (D) to highlight rising pro-business progressives has added 10 members to the dozens it is highlighting.
The 10 NewDEAL candidates are: Salem (Mass.) Mayor Kim Driscoll, Palo Alto (Calif.) Mayor Sid Espinosa, Arizona state Rep. Ruben Gallego, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, North Carolina state Rep. Grier Martin, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, California state Sen. Michael Rubio, and West Virginia state Senate Majority Leader John Unger. All are Democrats, though the NewDEAL is technically nonpartisan.
Madigan is seen as a likely future candidate for Senate or governor, while Unger and Rubio have run aborted campaigns for Congress. (Rubio recently dropped out after his newborn daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.)