O’Malley Fails To Get Enough Signatures To Qualify For The Ohio Ballot

Derek Hunter Contributor
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Floundering Democratic Party hopeful Martin O’Malley has failed to qualify for the Ohio primary ballot.

The Associated Press reports O’Malley’s campaign turned in 1,175 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State to get in the primary, but only 772 were deemed valid. The state requires 1,000 signatures for a name to appear on the ballot.

This is the latest setback for the former Maryland governor, whose campaign has never found momentum. His campaign had difficulty raising money, so last month he announced he would accept federal matching funds, limiting his campaign’s ability to fundraise.

O’Malley has consistently polled in the low single-digits.