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O’Malley: Voters want to hear more about issues than Trump

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during a campaign stop at the Tilton Diner in Tilton, N.H. O'Malley is ending his bid for the Democratic nomination for president on Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley says voters in this year’s midterm election want to hear more about “kitchen table” economic issues like health care and college costs than they do about the president.

The former Maryland governor said Tuesday that voters are already facing a barrage of news about Donald Trump and are responding to candidates who want to find ways to bring people together on those issues. O’Malley campaigned in Arkansas on behalf of Clarke Tucker, a state representative running for a Republican-held seat in central Arkansas. He also planned to campaign Tuesday afternoon with other party hopefuls, including gubernatorial nominee Jared Henderson.

O’Malley ran unsuccessfully for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and says he’ll decide after the November election whether to run again in 2020.

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