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O'Malley formally bows out, other races set

O'Malley formally bows out, other races set

Martin O'Malley formally withdrew his name from the Maryland presidential ballot on Friday, avoiding the possibility of an embarrassing home state result in the April primary.

The former two-term governor, who suspended his campaign on Monday after a disappointing third-place finish in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, had a week to pull his name off the ballot or risk having a small number of people voting for him even though he would no longer be in the race.

A handful of other candidates took advantage of the Friday deadline at the Maryland State Board of Elections to bow out of contests, locking down the ballot for the state's high-profile races for Congress and mayor of...