Martin O'Malley fails to make Ohio's presidential primary ballot

Supporters for U.S Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley prepare for a rally before the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Saint Anselm College in ManchesterBy James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The troubled campaign of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Martin O’Malley was dealt another blow on Thursday when the struggling candidate failed to qualify for the primary ballot in the political bellwether state of Ohio. Ohio holds its primary on March 15. O’Malley’s campaign submitted 1,175 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, but only 772 were deemed valid by the state’s boards of elections ahead of the Jan. 5 deadline.

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