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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8ebe0002Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, served as governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. He had earlier served as mayor of Baltimore and on the Baltimore City Council.O'Malley has staked out liberal stances on a number of issues, including immigration, the death penalty, same-sex marriage and gun control. As governor, he supported the effort to legalize gay marriage in Maryland and also sought to repeal the death penalty.A lawyer by training, O'Malley got his start in politics with Gary Hart's 1984 presidential bid, working on the campaign's New Hampshire effort.

Graham, O'Malley Kick Off Short Campaign Week In New Hampshire

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South Carolina US Senator Lindsey Graham greets voters at the Tilt'n Diner in Tilton, NH, November 22, 2015.

Two presidential hopefuls, both stressing their experience to voters, are on the campaign trail today in New Hampshire.

Republican Lindsey Graham is on day four of his latest New Hampshire campaign swing.

He says in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, military and legislative experience like his will make a difference in the fight against the so-called Islamic State.

"I've been calling for a regional approach using the Arabs and Turkey," Graham says. "Their armies will be part of it - 10 percent us, 90 percent them - to go in on the ground and destroy the caliphate before they hit us here."

Graham's stops today include Hillsborough, Keene and Rindge.

Democrat Martin O'Malley is back in the state as well. He's long touted his tenure as mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland.

He speaks at a forum in Bedford this morning before holding town hall-style events in Rindge and Exeter.

The campaign trail stays quiet over Thanksgiving, but the three top Democratic candidates will come to Manchester next weekend for the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner.

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