Like many voters outside Maryland, Tom Lanzetta had never given Martin O'Malley much consideration until the two-term governor showed up on his television screen this week for the first Democratic presidential debate.
Lanzetta, a 74-year-old man who lives a few minutes from this New England college town, said he thought O'Malley did "fine" on Tuesday — not outstanding, but well enough that he drove to Dartmouth College on Friday to hear him speak in person.
"I'm definitely going to dig deeper," Lanzetta said after O'Malley spent 45 minutes taking questions. "I don't want one person to be leading all the way."
O'Malley, who is making...