Iowa State Daily | Chris Anderson | 10/22/16
Martin O'Malley works with Kim Weaver to rally Story County Democrats
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, once a 2016 candidate himself, was in Ames Saturday calling on voters to support Democratic candidates up and down ballot while denouncing Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Steve King.
Speaking at the Story County Democratic office in Ames, O’Malley was part of a larger effort to encourage voters to cast ballots for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in Iowa.
O’Malley's speech touched on Iowa’s pivotal role in deciding the president and an encouragement to get involved. He was also quick to criticize Republican nominee Donald Trump, at one point calling his appeals “overtly racist and fascist.”
“His base became convinced he was just the sledgehammer we needed to break the kitchen table,” O’Malley said, “Well, breaking the kitchen table doesn’t put food on it, does it?”