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Martin O'Malley raised $2 million since launch

Democratic presidential hopeful former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in New Castle, N.H., Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Democratic presidential hopeful former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in New Castle, N.H., Saturday, June 13, 2015. (Cheryl Senter / Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Martin O'Malley will report raising $2 million during the first month of his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, his campaign said Wednesday.

The figure puts the former Maryland governor significantly behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie  Sanders, both of whom are also out polling O'Malley in early presidential primary states.

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O'Malley launched his campaign in Baltimore at the end of May, so the number reflects one month of fundraising.

Clinton, who announced her campaign in mid-April, raised $45 million in the second quarter of the year. Sanders, who entered the race at the end of April, raised $15 million.

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"He is setting the standard on key issues like climate change, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and immigration by proposing bold, progressive ideas on how to rebuild the American Dream," O'Malley strategist Bill Hyers said in a statement.

The $2 million figure was first reported by The Washington Post. Presidential and congressional campaigns will file detailed reports with the Federal Election Commission by midnight.

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