Democratic candidate Martin O'Malley is suddenly ending his campaign

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Democratic presidential hopeful and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is suspending his campaign after disappointing returns in Iowa during the state's Monday-night caucuses.

A source close to the campaign told Business Insider that the former Maryland governor will announce that he's dropping out of the race at his caucus party Monday night in Des Moines. He's expected to speak at 9:30 p.m. local time.

The source said that O'Malley spent more time in Iowa than any other candidate and was the most accessible.

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1. The mayor on the hit tv-series "The Wire" is supposedly loosely based on O’Malley, who served as mayor of Baltimore.

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2. He began his career in politics at age 23 as a state field director for then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski’s campaign.

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3. He met his wife Katie while they were both in law school at University of Maryland, and they have four children together.

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4. He plays the banjo, guitar and sings in a Celtic rock band called “O’Malley’s March.” 

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5. O'Malley appeared in the film “Ladder 49,” where he played himself.

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6. While O’Malley was governor, Maryland was ranked first nationwide in public-school achievement by Education Week for 5 years running.

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7. O'Malley strongly opposes capital punishment.

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8. He has often pointed out his relative youth as an advantage over frontrunner Hillary Clinton (if he wins he’ll be 54 on inauguration day, while Clinton would be 69 years old.)

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9. He is a native of Washington, D.C.

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10. He signed a law while he was governor that made many undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition in Maryland.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) were locked in a tight race.

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