Martin O’Malley ends presidential run: sources

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DES MOINES–After running a campaign that was consistently a distant third in the Democratic field, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced the end for his bid for president.

Sources familiar with his decision told the Associated Press about the decision, but had to do so anonymously since they weren’t authorized to discuss it publicly.

The official results from the Iowa caucuses are not yet in, but with 90 percent of precincts reporting, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are neck-in-neck with about 50 percent each.

Martin O’Malley so far garnered just less than 1 percent of the vote.

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O’Malley campaigned as a can-do chief executive who pushed through key parts of the Democratic agenda in Maryland. They included gun control, support for gay marriage and an increase in the minimum wage.

Additional reporting from the Associated Press