O'Malley, Pelosi to hold fundraiser for House Democrats

The Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will organize a fundraiser for three at-risk House Democrats later this month on the Eastern Shore in the run-up to this year's midterm election.

The July 20 fundraiser -- which will feature House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- will take place during a meeting of supporters of O'Malley's federal political action committee. The Democratic governor, whose term ends in January, is considering a run for president in 2016.

The fundraiser, first reported by The Washington Post, will benefit Reps. Tim Bishop of New York, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona and Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire. All three are running in competitive districts in a year when Democrats are hoping to hold their ground in the House.  

The event will also benefit two Democratic challengers, Amanda Renteria, of California, and Andrew Romanoff, of Colorado.

O'Malley has been a fundraising force for Democrats in recent years, speaking at state party dinners and bringing in cash for gubernatorial and congressional candidates across the country. The effort has helped the party while also elevating his national profile as he contemplates his future beyond Annapolis.

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