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O'Malley makes a pitch to younger voters

O'Malley makes a pitch to younger voters

Martin O'Malley came to this New England college town bearing pizza, and a message he hopes will click with the young voters who could be critical for his long-shot bid for president.

"One thing I've been struck by is a big generational shift underway in our country," O'Malley told about 100 students gathered May 31 in a small library meeting room at Dartmouth College last week. "I've rarely met someone under 40 who denies climate change is real. I rarely meet anyone under 40 who wants to scapegoat immigrants."

The line brought murmurs of agreement from the crowd of young Democrats.

As the former two-term Maryland governor sets out on an ambitious...