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O'Malley's Democratic challenge is not only Clinton but Sanders too

O'Malley's Democratic challenge is not only Clinton but Sanders too

The campaign launch was the type Martin O’Malley long envisioned: a scenic waterfront setting, a big, enthusiastic hometown audience, and introductory speakers lauding the Democratic hopeful’s record of public service that began in the mayor’s office. The problem: It was Bernie Sanders’ presidential announcement in Vermont, just days before O’Malley was to follow a similar script. This week’s Sanders rally was the latest bit of thunder-stealing that has deprived O’Malley, the wonky former governor of Maryland and long-shot presidential hopeful, of the oxygen he needs to have any chance at the Democratic nomination. O’Malley, who formally...

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