O'Malley campaign to shift staff, resources to Iowa

AP News
Posted: Nov 16, 2015 11:02 PM
O'Malley campaign to shift staff, resources to Iowa

DALLAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is shifting staff and resources to Iowa as his campaign struggles to raise money.

O'Malley's campaign says it will shift staff from its Baltimore headquarters to the early states. Spokeswoman Haley Morris says the candidate has "always run a lean campaign and will continue to do so."

The former Maryland governor has been mired in single digits in polls behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders. He's been ratcheting up his critique of his opponents, most recently in last weekend's debate. Through the end of September, O'Malley had raised $3.2 million and had about $800,000 in his campaign account.

Morris says the campaign will be pursuing federal matching funds and will "compete vigorously for the nomination." O'Malley's move was first reported by MSNBC.