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Maryland Gov. O'Malley in IA with Hatch
DES MOINES, IA (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't coy about considering a 2016 presidential candidacy. He tells the Associated Press: "It's something I'm considering."
Until he decides, he's on a quest to help Democrats win back governorships seized by Republicans in 2010, which would give Democrats the edge in congressional redistricting, an act most governors are afforded.
O'Malley headlines the Iowa Democratic Party's convention, and is scheduled to campaign Saturday with state Sen. Jack Hatch, Democratic candidate for governor.
Republicans won a majority of governorships, including an arc that stretches across Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, all which had been previously held by Democrats. Governors elected in November will sign redistricting maps in their second term, he says. "So it's important for the here-and-now" but also "for the next decade."
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