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Martin O'Malley backs Pete Buttigieg (over Tom Perez) for DNC

Martin O'Malley backs Pete Buttigieg (over Tom Perez) for DNC

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday endorsed an Indiana mayor to lead the Democratic National Committee, eschewing fellow Marylander and a former member of his cabinet, Tom Perez.

O'Malley backed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, saying he represents a "fresh start" for a party still reeling from its loss to President Donald Trump in November.

"The Democratic Party of the past became very good at telling millennials to wait their turn. But the future cannot wait," O'Malley wrote in a post on Medium. "We must call forward the goodness in the hearts of young Americans if we are going to save our country and overcome the darkness of...

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