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As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage
As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage

President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles. But neither development is likely to push Maryland's governor off the national stage. "Once you achieve a certain stature, which I believe O'Malley has, then you are going to remain a sought-after speaker, surrogate, television guest," said Anita Dunn, a national political consultant who was an adviser to the Obama campaign. Time in the national spotlight could be helpful if O'Malley seeks higher political office when he leaves the...

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