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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has testified it was "part of my intent" to shift a congressional district long held by a Republican to a Democrat, when the state redrew the state's eight districts in 2011.

O'Malley's April deposition in a federal lawsuit was recently made public.

O'Malley, a Democrat whose office held strong influence over redistricting, testified that while he intended to comply with the law, he also intended to "create a district where the people would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has been deposed in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's 2011 redistricting process.
Michael Kimberly, an attorney representing a plaintiff in the case, said O'Malley was deposed Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael Busch also were deposed recently. All are Democrats.

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Delaware Democrats retrained control of the state senate this weekend with the election of Stephanie Hansen in the 10 District.

She swept easily to victory over her Republican rival John Marino with 58 percent of the vote.

Hansen replaces Bethany Hall-Long who vacated the seat to become Lt. Governor.

The special election drew national attention with the Wilmington News Journal reporting nearly a million pouring into the race which was seen as an indicator in the wake of President Trump’s election last year.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is flying high after regaining use of a helicopter for aerial surveillance.
    
The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it's using the chopper this fall to help enforce deer hunting and oyster-harvesting regulations.
    
The aviation unit was eliminated in 2009 in a cost-cutting move by the administration of former governor Martin O'Malley. The agency says the helicopter was transferred to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
    

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't seek to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

O'Malley released a statement Wednesday saying he's grateful to friends who urged him to consider running, but he won't seek the chairmanship. He says the committee needs a chairman "who can do the job fully and with total impartiality."

The announcement comes days after O'Malley said he was "taking a hard look" at the position after being approached by "many Democrats who believe our party needs new leadership."

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It's Hillary Clinton's big night, as she prepares to become the first woman to accept the nomination for president by a major party.

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Lydia York, a Clinton delegate from New Castle, about her reaction to the historic moment and what she wants to hear from the nominee tonight.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor announced his support for Clinton Thursday. "I am committing my energies to the election of Secretary Clinton," he said in a statement. "The stakes in this election could not be higher, and the choice is clear."

Clinton declared victory over rival Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, having captured the number of delegates needed to become the first female nominee from a major party.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a bill that would prevent departing governors from buying furniture from the executive mansion at a discount.

The bipartisan measure is scheduled for a vote Friday in the House of Delegates.

The bill was filed after former Gov. Martin O'Malley and his wife paid nearly $10,000 before he left office last year for 54 pieces of furniture that initially cost taxpayers about $62,000 eight years earlier. The Maryland Department of General Services sold the furniture after the pieces were declared "junk."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former presidential candidate Martin O'Malley will perform with his Irish pub-rock band for the first time since he suspended his presidential campaign.

The Baltimore Sun reports the band, O'Malley's March, is set to perform at Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore on March 13.

The former Maryland governor sings and plays acoustic guitar and his band often plays original songs and covers of the 1980s Celtic band The Pogues.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan wants to take more control of the budget process as a way of steering Maryland toward long-term fiscal health.

The Republican governor outlined his spending priorities for his second year in office on Thursday. While not mentioning his Democratic predecessor, Martin O'Malley, by name, Hogan said the state's finances were chronically mismanaged for eight years.

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