(MIAMI HERALD) — As Miami mayor, Manny Diaz backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. But now he’s hosting a breakfast for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a potential Clinton rival in 2016.

“He’s not running yet, but I’ll tell you, if he does run, I will endorse him,” Diaz told the Miami Herald. “He’s an old friend, and I’m very loyal to old friends.”

Diaz praised O’Malley’s work as Baltimore mayor and noted he visited him when he first got elected in Miami. Diaz ended up using Baltimore’s 311 call system as a model for his own city.

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