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Md. Gov. O'Malley endorses Garagiola for Congress

Thursday - 3/29/2012, 5:52pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley has endorsed Montgomery County state Sen. Rob Garagiola for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's 6th Congressional District primary.

O'Malley said Thursday in Annapolis that the Montgomery County senator already been an extremely effective state senator.

O'Malley was joined by several other Montgomery County lawmakers, including Sen. Roger Manno, Delegate Tom Hucker, Delegate Aruna Miller, Delegate Kumar Barve and Sen. Nancy King.

Garagiola began the race as the presumed nominee, but he's trailing in fundraising behind Democratic businessman John Delaney, also of Montgomery County.

Democrats hope to win the congressional seat held by Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Redistricting has made the race competitive for the first time in 20 years.


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