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Same speculation, different styles for O'Malley, Cuomo

Same speculation, different styles for O'Malley, Cuomo

By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning — efforts that heightened speculation about his ambitions beyond Maryland.

But another governor on the short list of potential 2016 presidential candidates, New York's Andrew Cuomo, took an entirely different approach: He arrived in Charlotte two days late, spoke for 20 minutes to his state delegation and went home.

The two Eastern state governors are often mentioned together as potential candidates for president these days.

Both have...