[caption id="attachment_141294" align="aligncenter" width="3849"] Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) 


The Democratic presidential field is all in on raising the minimum wage, though its frontrunner won't give as strong a stance as her liberal pals want her to.

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) became the latest to support raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday, The Hill reported. 

“I strongly support the national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, because it will lift millions of families out of poverty and create better customers for American businesses,” the presidential candidate said in a statement.

“Some people will say this is hard to do. And it will be. But leadership is about forging public consensus — not following it. On this issue, we must lead with our progressive values to rebuild the American Dream,” he went on.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another challenger for the Democratic nomination, has already endorsed the $15 national minimum wage.

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton has waffled on the issue, much to her liberal supporters' chagrin.

While she has told the leaders of the "Fight for 15" movement that she supports their effort, she won't commit to that herself.

“I support the local efforts that are going on that are making it possible for people working in certain localities to actually earn 15,” Clinton told BuzzFeed News Thursday.

“I think part of the reason that the Congress and very strong Democratic supporters of increasing the minimum wage are trying to debate and determine what’s the national floor is because there are different economic environments. And what you can do in L.A. or in New York may not work in other places.”