O'Malley, Weaver appear in Ames to rally local Dems

Ames Tribune | Austin Harrington | 10/22/16

O'Malley, Weaver appear in Ames to rally local Dems


Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who finished third in the primary race for the Democratic nomination for president, made an appearance in Ames Saturday with Kim Weaver, the Democratic challenger for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, a seat that is currently held by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

The two Democrats pushed for early voting and emphasized the importance of every race on the ticket for the coming election, starting with the highest office in the country.

“We’ve got to take to the field with Hillary Clinton as our leader. She is advancing the common sense economic policies that we need,” O’Malley said. “She can be Commander in Chief. I’m one of the few people who can come to Ames and tell you Kim that I have campaigned with Hillary Clinton and I have campaigned against Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton is one tough person for this one tough job of President of the United States.”

O’Malley went on to talk about Weaver in much of the same light.

“She’s a woman who is all about solving problems,” O’Malley said. “Most importantly, just like all of you, she thinks if you go to work to do a job you should actually get something done.”

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