O'Malley launches White House bid, knocks rival Clinton

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) cheers on the crowd with his wife Katie (L), after announcing his intention to seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, on May 30, 2015, at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MarylandFormer Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, a onetime Hillary Clinton loyalist, launched his White House campaign Saturday, warning the Democratic frontrunner that the presidency was not her “crown” for the taking. Calling for a revival of an American dream he described as “hanging by a thread,” O’Malley highlighted income inequality and pledged to close “a growing gap of injustice” in America should he prevail in his uphill challenge. “Our economic and political system is upside down and backwards and it is time to turn it around,” O’Malley told hundreds of supporters in a park overlooking downtown Baltimore.

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