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By Annie Linskey and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 1, 2010
(From the Maryland Politics blog) North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue spilled the news: as expected, Martin O'Malley was picked today to be the next chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. O'Malley is currently emceeing an association lunch at the St. Regis Washington hotel. He spoke briefly, giving a somewhat nationalized version of his stump speech. As DGA chairman, O'Malley now has the opportunity to expand his Rolodex with Democratic donors from other states, deepen relationships with a network of emerging Democratic leaders and recruit new faces to the party.
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August 12, 2013
The Democratic Governors Association wants to conduct federal electioneering activity - things like get-out-the vote campaigns and voter identification programs - but it wants to do it with money that isn't subject to federal campaign finance restrictions. The group, which bears the strong stamp of Gov. Martin O'Malley, is attempting to do that by exploiting a loophole in campaign regulations that, even if legal, is stunningly cynical. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 - better known as the McCain-Feingold act - bars an "association or similar group of candidates for state or local office or individuals holding state or local office" from conducting federal electioneering activity with non-federal funds.
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by Annie Linskey | January 3, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley's time on the road last year paid dividends: The Democratic Governors Association, which he chairs, raised a "record breaking" $20 million last year, according to a news release from the group. O'Malley, in a statement, called 2011 "truly a banner year for Democratic governors and the DGA. " O'Malley took command of the group in Dec. 2010 and was recently re-elected for a second term. In the first six months of the year the DGA reported raising around $11 million, which indicates the pace of fundraising slowed in the second half of the year.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley will address a conference of Democrats in South Carolina this month, the latest trip he is making to an early primary state as speculation about whether he will run for president in 2016 continues. The March 23 trip will come in the waning days of Maryland's 90-day legislative session, though it falls on a Saturday. The governor visited Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key presidential states last year as chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley is not exactly a stranger around the White House these days. He met with President Barack Obama along with other state leaders late last week to discuss the economy. On Sunday he sat at the same table as the president for an annual governors dinner at the White House. He is a frequent guest on the national Sunday talk shows, usually defending the Obama administration's policies. So it was a bit awkward to see Obama forget O'Malley's name at an education event Monday.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley will address a conference of Democrats in South Carolina this month, the latest trip he is making to an early primary state as speculation about whether he will run for president in 2016 continues. The March 23 trip will come in the waning days of Maryland's 90-day legislative session, though it falls on a Saturday. The governor visited Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key presidential states last year as chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
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By David Nitkin and By David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2001
Parris N. Glendening's final lap as governor will swing far from Maryland and into a dozen or more states as he collects and disburses millions in soft-money donations on a partisan mission. Rather than spend his last months in office penning memoirs in a quiet corner of Government House, Glendening will lead an effort to elect Democratic governors throughout the country. He takes over as chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association in January and is committed to raising $30 million to achieve his goal.
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September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes to one day lead. The delegation meeting was the latest of several O'Malley has attended this week -- he has also appeared before delegates from Ohio and Texas, for instance. But given Iowa's first-in-the-nation role in the presidential primary season, his visit here led to inevitable talk of his own political ambitions in 2016.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1999
WHILE THE MARYLAND political world has focused on the aggressive early fund-raising by potential gubernatorial candidates in 2002, Gov. Parris N. Glendening has also been busy.Although barred from running for re-election, the governor has raised $400,000 this year, money he has said he needs to keep his political options open and advance his "progressive" agenda.So who would give to a lame-duck governor?Lots of people, it turns out, nearly all of them with a manifest reason for doing so.As is often the case in Maryland Democratic politics, the list begins with Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos, majority owner of the Orioles.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley did his job Tuesday night in Charlotte. He fired up the party faithful with a call and response: "Forward, Not Back. " He hit the Republican nominee hard on his Swiss bank accounts - reinforcing a campaign message that Mitt Romney isn't like the rest of middle class America. And he gave an enthusiastic, high-volume endorsement of President Barack Obama - along with a little Maryland history thrown in for good measure. Governor O'Malley got the crowd revved up to reach even greater heights during the speeches by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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September 5, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley did his job Tuesday night in Charlotte. He fired up the party faithful with a call and response: "Forward, Not Back. " He hit the Republican nominee hard on his Swiss bank accounts - reinforcing a campaign message that Mitt Romney isn't like the rest of middle class America. And he gave an enthusiastic, high-volume endorsement of President Barack Obama - along with a little Maryland history thrown in for good measure. Governor O'Malley got the crowd revved up to reach even greater heights during the speeches by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes to one day lead. The delegation meeting was the latest of several O'Malley has attended this week -- he has also appeared before delegates from Ohio and Texas, for instance. But given Iowa's first-in-the-nation role in the presidential primary season, his visit here led to inevitable talk of his own political ambitions in 2016.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley is not exactly a stranger around the White House these days. He met with President Barack Obama along with other state leaders late last week to discuss the economy. On Sunday he sat at the same table as the president for an annual governors dinner at the White House. He is a frequent guest on the national Sunday talk shows, usually defending the Obama administration's policies. So it was a bit awkward to see Obama forget O'Malley's name at an education event Monday.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2012
Companies seeking lucrative state contracts and business deals in Maryland made five- and six-figure contributions in recent months to a Democratic governors group led by Gov. Martin O'Malley, federal records show. Firms making large gifts to the Democratic Governors Association in the last six months of 2011 include bidders for a $2.4 billion state employee health contract, a $56 million deal to rebuild highway rest stops and the license to run Baltimore's slots casino. O'Malley, who has been the association's chairman since December 2010, has said the contributions have nothing to do with his decisions as governor.
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by Annie Linskey | January 3, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley's time on the road last year paid dividends: The Democratic Governors Association, which he chairs, raised a "record breaking" $20 million last year, according to a news release from the group. O'Malley, in a statement, called 2011 "truly a banner year for Democratic governors and the DGA. " O'Malley took command of the group in Dec. 2010 and was recently re-elected for a second term. In the first six months of the year the DGA reported raising around $11 million, which indicates the pace of fundraising slowed in the second half of the year.
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By Annie Linskey and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday a new congressional map that gives Democrats a shot at picking up another member of the U.S. House of Representatives, scoring a political victory here and adding to his burgeoning national profile. The governor's plan steamed through the General Assembly in four days, with Democratic leaders able to defuse criticism from some members of the Legislative Black Caucus and avoid protracted debate by Republicans. Unless altered in a court, the map will govern Maryland's elections to Congress for the next 10 years, starting with the April 3 primary.
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By Annie Linskey and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday a new congressional map that gives Democrats a shot at picking up another member of the U.S. House of Representatives, scoring a political victory here and adding to his burgeoning national profile. The governor's plan steamed through the General Assembly in four days, with Democratic leaders able to defuse criticism from some members of the Legislative Black Caucus and avoid protracted debate by Republicans. Unless altered in a court, the map will govern Maryland's elections to Congress for the next 10 years, starting with the April 3 primary.
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By Robert Timberg and Robert Timberg,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1994
During the four years of George Bush's presidency, Gov. William Donald Schaefer and the Republican chief executive became personal and political friends.In the governor's view, the Bush administration had been good to Maryland, at times providing much-needed infusions of cash. Mr. Schaefer even visited Mr. Bush at the Camp David retreat.Thus, on Oct. 29, 1992, five days before the presidential election, the governor crashed across party lines and endorsed Mr. Bush, outraging fellow Maryland Democrats.
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By Annie Linskey and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 1, 2010
(From the Maryland Politics blog) North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue spilled the news: as expected, Martin O'Malley was picked today to be the next chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. O'Malley is currently emceeing an association lunch at the St. Regis Washington hotel. He spoke briefly, giving a somewhat nationalized version of his stump speech. As DGA chairman, O'Malley now has the opportunity to expand his Rolodex with Democratic donors from other states, deepen relationships with a network of emerging Democratic leaders and recruit new faces to the party.
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By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | November 5, 2009
WASHINGTON - -The second "change" election in a row could add fresh momentum to a heavyweight rematch in Maryland next year between Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Republican predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Republicans were encouraged by Tuesday's defeat of an incumbent Democratic governor in New Jersey and the election of Virginia's first Republican governor in more than a decade. Voters anxious over a slumping economy told exit pollsters they favored candidates who represented change, a dynamic that favored Barack Obama in 2008.
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