What People Are Saying About Governor O’Malley’s Iowa Trip

June 22, 2014

“Inspirational Speech” … “Great Progressive” … “On a quest to help Democrats win” … “Prolonged standing ovation” … “Someone we can look up to”… “Phenomenal Political Career”

Des Moines Register: “[Polk County Democratic Party Chairman Tom] Henderson said O’Malley has had ‘a phenomenal political career,’ signing legislation to abolish Maryland’s capital punishment law, to legalize same-sex marriage and to give immigrant children in-state college tuition.’”

Washington Post: “In his remarks at the close of the program, Harkin praised O’Malley as “one of my heroes,” citing a long list of progressive legislation passed during his tenure in Maryland. Among the new laws cited by Harkin were an increase in the minimum wage, the legalization of same-sex marriage, far-reaching gun-control measures and the state’s version of the “Dream Act,” which extends in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrants in certain cases. Harkin said O’Malley is ‘someone we can look up to as we move forward in America.’”

NBC News: “Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley took on the role of cheerleader in the all-important early presidential nominating state of Iowa on Saturday morning, helping to rally Democrats at their state convention.”

Associated Press: “[O’Malley’s] on a quest to help Democrats win back governorships seized by Republicans in 2010

Politico: “Harkin described O’Malley as ‘a great progressive Democrat and someone we can look up to as we move forward in America.’”

The Hill: O’Malley “Fires Up Iowa Dems”


Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs

Iowa’s Harkin on @GovernorOMalley: “This is one of my heroes..Great progressive Dem & someone we can look up to as we move forward.” #iadems


John Wagner @WPJohnWagner

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin calls Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley “one of my heroes” during dinner in Des Moines, citing progressive policies.


Maggie Haberman @maggiepolitico

O’malley heralds Harkin, Harkin heralds him back politico.com/story/2014/06/…


Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs

Prolonged standing ovation for @GovernorOMalley from Iowa Dems as he wraps up 27-minute speech with “On to November! On to victory.” #iadems


Anesa Kajtazovic @AnesaKajtazovic

Impressed with @GovernorOMalley accomplishments  he fired up#iadems pic.twitter.com/V7Au0rmDKk


IowaDemocraticParty @iowademocrats

Iowans are excited to welcome @GovernorOMalley to our state convention! #iadems pic.twitter.com/0MP5CNsttx