Martin O’Malley goes to the Iowa State Fair

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Martin O’Malley is looking to Iowa, where he’s going “all in” to help him become the leading Democratic alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It’s a plan born of necessity for the former Maryland governor, a little-known underdog now struggling to compete with a self-described socialist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, to emerge as the anti-establishment option in the Democratic presidential primary. Facing a challenging primary calendar and little margin for error, O’Malley’s team says that Iowa offers his best path to 2016 relevance. – AP