Presidential Election

Martin O'Malley Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Martin O'Malley's campaign didn't have the poll numbers or the fundraising success of the other Democratic candidates.

Martin O'Malley Drops Out Of Presidential Race
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Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley announced he's dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination.

But it was just the day before that — the Sunday before the Iowa caucuses — that he posted this to YouTube. 

"Iowa I challenge you to do what you've always done best. ... I need your help. I want your vote," he says in the video.

O'Malley failed to gain traction in the polls in a field that was dominated by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

He had trouble with fundraising, too. The Washington Post had reported earlier Monday that the campaign took out a loan late in 2015 to keep the campaign afloat. O'Malley ended the fourth quarter with less than $200,000 cash on hand. 

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