Martin O'Malley facts (1)

  • Martin O’Malley’s entrée into politics came as a field director on the first U.S. Senate campaign of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who was then a member of the U.S. House.
  • Martin O’Malley lost his first attempt at public office — a 1990 Democratic primary election for a seat in the state Senate — by just 43 votes.
  • Martin O’Malley’s first campaign for governor, in 2006, raised $11.9 million. In 2010, he raised about $11 million for his re-election effort.