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With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016
With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016

His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office. As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same situation say the remainder of this year will be an important test of the governor's ability to lift his profile in early-voting states and raise enough money to appear credible on the national stage. But even as he looks beyond the state where he has served in elected office for 23 years, O'Malley will be repeatedly pulled back to the ground in Maryland — to help elect Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown as his replacement,...

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