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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley won't run for president in 2020, urges Beto O'Rourke to get in race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley won't run for president in 2020, urges Beto O'Rourke to get in race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was considered a potential Democratic candidate for president after a failed 2016 bid, said Thursday that he will not run in 2020 and instead urged former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke to get into the race in a Des Moines Register op-ed.

O’Malley, also a former mayor of Baltimore, said his “long-shot presidential candidacy” in 2016 “found its flame extinguished between a rock and an angry place in my own party.”

He said O’Rourke, who...

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