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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.

Campaigning in Exeter, O'Malley Urged to "Get Some Speed Going"

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Martin O'Malley spoke at the RiverWoods Retirement Community in Exeter on Monday.

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley spent Monday campaigning in New Hampshire with stops in Manchester, Bedford and Rindge. 

At the RiverWoods Retirement Community in Exeter, O'Malley took questions on gun control, immigration -- and even one, from resident Monty Scharff, about how to boost his name recognition.

“What are you going to do to compete against some of the unworthy candidates that you are campaigning against?" Scharff asked. "You have to get your name up there, you have to get some speed going, and I don’t think you have done it too well so far."

But O’Malley says his support is growing -- slowly but surely.

“One national poll says I was the first choice of 7 percent of Americans last week, and that, my friend, is a 700 point improvement," he joked. 

O’Malley will be back in the Granite State Sunday to join his fellow Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the state party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Manchester.

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