Martin O’Malley to Host Happy Hour in Philly for Clinton Campaign

The former governor of Maryland and presidential candidate will drink with young professionals at Tir Na Nog.

Martin O'Malley

Last September, Martin O’Malley came to Philadelphia as a candidate for president, made a speech at the American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze, and played a short set of Irish songs with his band.

On Saturday, the former Maryland governor will be back in Philly, this time on behalf of Hillary Clinton, who’s expected to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president at the convention here later this month. O’Malley is hosting a “Young Professionals Happy Hour” at Tir Na Nog, the downtown Irish bar, as part of the Clinton campaign’s new “Stronger Together” push that kicked off in earnest when Bernie Sanders endorsed Clinton earlier this week.

Not enticing enough? Well, the chances are good that if you bring a guitar, O’Malley will sing you a song.

Still not convinced? Consider this: O’Malley is one of the rough inspirations for the character of Tommy Carcetti, the mayor of Baltimore in The Wire. Aidan Gillen, the actor who portrayed Carcetti, went on to play Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in Game of Thrones.

So. There might be dragons.

The event starts Saturday evening at 6:30, at 1600 Arch Street.

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