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Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:05 PM

O'MG!!!! Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15th) endorsed Martin: (video and story)



http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/24/eric-swalwell-millennial-endorsement-martin-omalley/30630681/

In 2003, I was a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park and Republican Bob Ehrlich had just been sworn in as Governor. Governor Ehrlich immediately took an ax to public education, cutting funding to state universities, and to add insult to injury, raising tuition for students.

Under those conditions, I could barely finish college and go on to law school. I still remember the countless notices from the bursar's office: "This is your last warning, if you do not pay your tuition, you will be dropped from classes."

I and thousands of college students facing similar pressure needed someone who would relieve the burden. Fortunately, Mayor O’Malley became Gov. O’Malley and he kept his word to restore funding of the state's university system and reduce the cost of tuition for students.

Gov. O’Malley expanded education funding even during the height of the recession, and Maryland public schools were ranked No. 1 in the nation five years in a row. I saw first-hand how his accomplishments transformed the state and helped my generation.

Once again, millennials need O'Malley. Forty-one million young Americans are mired in $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, leaving them stuck in financial quicksand and preventing or delaying them from taking the job they want, buying a house and starting a family. Millions more in college and on their way to college face steep tuition costs and dim job prospects upon graduation.


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Reply O'MG!!!! Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15th) endorsed Martin: (video and story) (Original post)
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elleng Aug 2015 #1
Raine1967 Aug 2015 #2
elleng Aug 2015 #3
FSogol Aug 2015 #4

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:11 PM

1. Yes he did, Raine,

it's an 'old' story, but glad you've posted it prominently and with his video.
Thanks

AND it may be the ONLY congressional endorsement in this election! Imagine that!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:30 PM

2. I just wanted to O'MG!


Here's another one for supporters:


I AM



I crack myself up sometimes.
(I am also deeply sleep deprived today.)


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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:34 PM

3. O'MG!!!!



P.S. I just posted about his criminal justice reform proposal from NYT, a nice little article, but NYT doesn't let me cut and paste so if you could extend the quote would be good. I also posted it in GD-P.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 08:51 AM

4. Great endorsement. K&R. n/t

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