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O'Malley pitches 'O'Team' for midterm fundraising

O'Malley pitches 'O'Team' for midterm fundraising

Gov. Martin O'Malley is soliciting campaign cash for five Democrats in competitive midterm races this year, a group his federal political action committee is branding the "O'Team."

O'Malley, who has been crisscrossing the country as he considers a run for president in 2016, counts Rep. Bruce Braley, running for an open Senate seat in Iowa, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is defending her seat in New Hampshire, as part of the team, according to an email to supporters sent by his committee on Thursday. 

Those two Senate races, which are taking place in early presidential states, are among the most competitive in the nation. Republicans are angling to pick up the...