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November 19, 2012
Perhaps the most outspokenly liberal member of the speculative Democratic crop, Maryland Gov. O'Malley has been at the forefront of his state's fight over gay marriage, which was legalized via a ballot initiative. And his speech during the Democratic National Convention was a particularly left-leaning address. Plus, O'Malley has already passed the Iowa litmus test, visiting a steak fry event hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin.