DES MOINES, IA— The Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign juggernaut is coming to Iowa, but at least one of her potential rivals has already beaten her to the early-voting state.
For months, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has largely had Iowa to himself as Clinton slow-played her entry into the Democratic race for president in 2016.
O’Malley’s Iowa advantage — if there was one at all — should be coming to an end Sunday with Clinton’s much-anticipated announcement she’s making a second run for the White House.
O’Malley has done the most to potentially challenge Clinton on the Democratic side. He’s visited Iowa six times since the start of last year.
THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press
CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press