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O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016

O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016

More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton threw his arm around the handsome, brash leader of Baltimore who had just been named by a national magazine as the country's "best young mayor."

"Congratulations to Mayor O'Malley on being the Esquire magazine cover boy," Clinton teased as a dozen cameras captured the moment unfolding at New York University. "I hope it's just the beginning of greater things to come."

Martin O'Malley, the former mayor and two-term governor of Maryland, is set to take a step toward realizing that future on Saturday by announcing a presidential campaign some believe has been in the back of his mind — if not in the works — almost...