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The most valuable investment we can make is in our children's education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn. — Martin O'Malley

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My all-time favourite political promise - more a boast than a promise, really - came from former Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, who said in the lead-up to the 1976 Olympics, 'The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.' — Martin O'Malley

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The Center for American Progress rates Maryland as the best state in the nation for women. I couldn't agree more. — Martin O'Malley

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Our role in the world is not to roam the globe looking for new dictators to topple. Our role in the world is to make ourselves a beacon of hope. Make ourselves stronger at home, but also our role in the world, yes, is also to confront evil when it rises. — Martin O'Malley

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Let's not fall into the trap of thinking that all of our Muslim American neighbors in this country are somehow our enemies here. They are our first line of defense. — Martin O'Malley

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Climate change is transforming the world in profound ways that continue to evolve. — Martin O'Malley

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When I was in Grade 9, there was an election for high school president, and one of the candidates told us that if we elected him, he would abolish homework. He promised this to the entire student body from the stage in the school gymnasium. — Martin O'Malley

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Oh, I think the biggest lesson in Wisconsin is that 60 percent of the people do not believe that recall elections were proper for policy differences, short of some criminal offense. — Martin O'Malley

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As Americans, we have shown ourselves to have the greatest military on the face of the planet, but we are not so very good at anticipating threats and appreciating just how difficult it is to build up stable democracies, to make the investments and sustainable development that we must as a nation if we are to attack the root causes of these sorts of instability. — Martin O'Malley

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No woman who works full time and plays by the rules should have to raise her family in poverty. — Martin O'Malley

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We have to raise the minimum wage. — Martin O'Malley

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The attitude in Baltimore in 1999 was almost one of resignation, that our problems were bigger than our capacity to handle them. — Martin O'Malley

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I think that the S.E.C. has been pretty feckless when it comes to reigning in reckless behavior on Wall Street. — Martin O'Malley

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We took out the safe haven in Afghanistan, but now there is, undoubtedly, a larger safe haven and we must rise to this occasion in collaboration and with alliances to confront it, and invest in the future much better human intelligence so we know what the next steps are. — Martin O'Malley

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While different states and cities might look to different strategies for protecting public safety, we all can agree on this: we lose too many American lives to gun violence. — Martin O'Malley

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There is no legislative change that can be made to make up for an economy that's not growing and not expanding. — Martin O'Malley

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Every child should be given a strong start to their education. — Martin O'Malley

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His problem, is that the other side of Lindsey Graham is that he's known as sort of, I don't know, a moderate, an accommodationist. — Martin O'Malley

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Let's talk about policing and public safety. Let's debate what works and what does not. We must abandon practices that do not work, and do more of the things that actually do work to save lives. — Martin O'Malley

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I'm not for the sort of trade deals that hollow out our standards while they hollow out our middle class and middle class wages. — Martin O'Malley

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We do need to confront evil in this world, but we do need to work with the other nation. — Martin O'Malley

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Twenty-first century buildings support a 21st century education - because it is difficult to learn or to teach if you are shivering. — Martin O'Malley

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I have 15 years of executive experience as a big-city mayor and as a governor. — Martin O'Malley

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I believe that the best way to campaign is one-on-one with people. — Martin O'Malley

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There are times in Annapolis when a governor's support can move an issue over the goal line. — Martin O'Malley

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Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves. — Martin O'Malley

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Together with President Obama, we are moving America forward, not back. — Martin O'Malley

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A community united by the ideals of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Art of all kinds
music, literature, traditional arts, visual arts
can lift a community. — Martin O'Malley

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If we want better results, we have to make better choices. — Martin O'Malley

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The most fearless hearts, the audacious dreamers, have always maintained a sense of optimism that often flies in the face of the available evidence. — Martin O'Malley

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We live in a very different world than the one that we inherited from our parents and from our grandparents. Times are changing, and states must adapt to win. — Martin O'Malley

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There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages. — Martin O'Malley

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I think former President Clinton and even Newt Gingrich have said it was a mistake to repeal Glass Steagall. — Martin O'Malley

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Typically, I don't get to unwind after a day at work. — Martin O'Malley

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When you create an economy where you subsidize corporate profits through a welfare program and food stamps in order to keep wages low in some perverse pursuit of 'competiveness,' than you reap the fruits of the anger that you sow. — Martin O'Malley

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Leaders exhibit two essential characteristics, the willingness to confront adversity and a clearly articulated future preference. — Martin O'Malley

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Donald Trump is an unstable charlatan who is appealing to the worst instincts in people, and I believe ultimately the American people are going to reject that. — Martin O'Malley

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Making government more efficient and more effective need not be a partisan issue. — Martin O'Malley

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I think we need an American jobs agenda for the climate challenge which means American renewable grid, more renewable energy. — Martin O'Malley

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God is simply love. — Martin O'Malley

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Between 1999 and 2009, the people of Baltimore achieved the greatest reduction in crime of America's largest cities. — Martin O'Malley

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To create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments. — Martin O'Malley

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I didn't run for mayor because everything was going great in Baltimore in 1999. — Martin O'Malley

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All of us, wherever we happen to stand on the marriage equality issue, can agree that all our children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed, and stable home, protected equally under the law. — Martin O'Malley

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We do ourselves a disservice when some of us cave to the myth that Social Security somehow drives the deficit. — Martin O'Malley

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I'm not opposed to free trade if it's fair trade. But I am opposed to bad trade deals. — Martin O'Malley

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To those who say climate change is not caused by human activity or that addressing it will harm the economy, let's encourage them to go to college, too, and to study physics and to study economics, but for the rest of us, let's get to work. — Martin O'Malley

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I think it would be an extreme poverty indeed if there weren't more than one person willing to compete for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. — Martin O'Malley

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People are looking for a leader independent of powerful, wealthy special interests that always push to the front of the line. — Martin O'Malley

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I go to the gym pretty regularly. — Martin O'Malley

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Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Whether we give our children a future of more or a future of less - this, too, is a choice. — Martin O'Malley

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If a bank's too big so that it can't fail without hurting our economy, well then, it's too big. — Martin O'Malley

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We are going to be able to defeat ISIS on the ground there, as well as in this world, because of the Muslim Americans in our country and throughout the world who understand that this brutal and barbaric group is perverting the name of a great world religion. — Martin O'Malley

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Progress is a choice. — Martin O'Malley

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In times of adversity - for the country we love - Maryland always chooses to move forward. Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Whether we move forward or back: this too is a choice. — Martin O'Malley

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There are some rights that are so fundamental to our society that you'd think the public debate would be closed on them. The right of every American citizen to vote - regardless of age, race, or income level - is one of them. — Martin O'Malley

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Facts are facts: No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Great Depression inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses or deeper problems from his predecessor. But President Obama is moving America forward, not back. — Martin O'Malley

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There are people in whole parts of our cities who are being totally left behind and disregarded. They are unheard. They are told they are unneeded by this economy. And that extreme poverty breeds conditions for extreme violence. — Martin O'Malley

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We must preserve our planet and grow our economy simultaneously. We cannot become more prosperous without the living systems upon which our prosperity depends. — Martin O'Malley

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The Republican Party is doubling down on this trickle-down theory that says, 'Thou shalt concentrate wealth at the very top of our society. Thou shalt remove regulation from wherever you find it, even on Wall Street. And thou shalt keep wages low for American workers so that we can be more competitive.' — Martin O'Malley

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As mayor, I got used to the fact that when you walked out of the house in the morning to pick up the newspaper in your boxers, there could be a camera there. — Martin O'Malley

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We have not recovered all that we lost in the Bush recession. That's why we need to continue to move forward. — Martin O'Malley

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I can tell you my feelings were hurt, — Martin O'Malley

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Look, being president of the United States is the toughest job in the world and I can tell you, as someone who has worked with Secretary Clinton and competed against her that she is a tough person who is ready to do this job. — Martin O'Malley

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Some people see Baltimore as a hopeless place. Some have even made a lot of money on it. — Martin O'Malley

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We can't expect Wall Street to police itself - that's why we have a federal government. — Martin O'Malley

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I like Iowa. I know Iowa. I've spent some time in Iowa. Good people in Iowa. It's a great state. — Martin O'Malley

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It's time to put the national interest before the interests of Wall Street. — Martin O'Malley

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Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple. — Martin O'Malley

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There are more repercussions for a person being a chronic speeding violator in our country, than there is for a big bank being a chronic violator of S.E.C. rules! — Martin O'Malley

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We have concentrated wealth and capital to such a degree that the vast majority of us don't have the discretionary dollars to make our economy go and grow. — Martin O'Malley

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We make our own future; we govern ourselves, and to govern is to choose. — Martin O'Malley

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If you give voters a choice between a Democrat who promises to do nothing and a Republican who promises to do nothing, they're generally going to side with the Republican, because they're better at that than we are. — Martin O'Malley

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Senator Mikulski has done an outstanding job representing Maryland in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years. — Martin O'Malley

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I did not dedicate my life to making Baltimore a safer and more just place because it was easy. — Martin O'Malley

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Our parents taught us to love God, love our family and love our country. Their own grandparents were immigrants. Their first language may not have been English, but the hopes and dreams they had for their children were purely American. — Martin O'Malley

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The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members. — Martin O'Malley

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Busy souls have no time to be busybodies. — Martin O'Malley

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Oh, you know what, it's an honor to be mentioned in the company of those that might lead our country forward after President Obama. — Martin O'Malley

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Putting middle class families in jeopardy in order to protect the wealthiest among us isn't consistent with the values and priorities that most Americans share. — Martin O'Malley

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I think the best campaigns are campaigns of ideas and substance. — Martin O'Malley

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History is full of times when the inevitable front-runner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable. — Martin O'Malley

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ISIS has brought down a Russian airliner. ISIS has now attacked a western democracy in - in France. And we do have a role in this. Not solely ours, but we must work collaboratively with other nations. — Martin O'Malley

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You can't strengthen the ranks of your middle class, you can't strengthen and grow the ranks of your businesses and family-owned businesses, unless you are fiscally responsible. — Martin O'Malley

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The world is a very dangerous place, but the world is not too dangerous of a place for the United States of America, provided we act according to our principles, provided we act intelligently. — Martin O'Malley

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Democrats haven't been functioning effectively as a party at the national level. — Martin O'Malley

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But we should not lose sight of how far we are coming and what a big hole we were left by George W. Bush. — Martin O'Malley

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The answers to feeding hungry children is not fewer dollars to feed hungry children, it's to do more. It is to raise the minimum wage. It is to increase, not dismantle, the earned income tax credit. It is to make college more affordable for more middle class families, not more expensive. These are the things that grow our middle class. — Martin O'Malley

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Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump in fact is making fascist appeals. That's why many self-respecting Republicans are not supporting Donald Trump for president. — Martin O'Malley

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I believe that there are new perspectives that are needed in order for us to resolve the problems that we face as Americans and also the problems we face as people on this planet, and I believe that new perspective and new leadership is needed. — Martin O'Malley

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Protecting our land, our air and our water is a very important thing that we can only do together. — Martin O'Malley

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A stronger middle class is not the consequence of economic growth. A stronger middle class is the cause of economic growth. — Martin O'Malley

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We can never completely prevent another tragedy like the Boston Marathon attacks from happening. But every American should ask themselves if their community is as prepared as it could be. — Martin O'Malley

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Back on September 11, terrorists attacked our metropolitan cores, two of America's great cities. They did that because they knew that was where they could do the most damage and weaken us the most. — Martin O'Malley

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People's trust in their public institutions depends on their government getting results. — Martin O'Malley

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Our parents and grandparents understood this truth deeply. They believed - as we do - that to create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: educating, innovating and rebuilding for our children's future. Building an economy to last, from the middle class up, not from the billionaires down. — Martin O'Malley

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The Offshore Wind Energy Act could be not only a jobs creator, but also a history maker. — Martin O'Malley

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If workers have less money in their pockets to put food on the table, they will be spending less money; your economy will suffer. — Martin O'Malley

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The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. — Martin O'Malley

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God doesn't make mistakes and has made each of us in his own image. God is simply love. There should be no fear in love. — Martin O'Malley