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Clinton plants a flag in O'Malley's home state

Clinton plants a flag in O'Malley's home state

It's Martin O'Malley's home turf, but Hillary Clinton is beginning to engage in Maryland. For a state that rarely plays a role in presidential politics because of its late primary, Maryland has received considerable attention from Clinton's nascent presidential campaign — including an effort to engage elected leaders and early communication with political donors. O'Malley, a former two-term governor, is widely expected to announce his presidential ambitions in Baltimore next weekend. Since leaving office in January, the Democrat has become a regular presence in early-nominating states and has promoted his record in Annapolis and as Baltimore's mayor. ...