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Off to the races: Markey ahead day before election

Jill Lawrence profile Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as he considers a bid for president. (By the way, anyone else getting flashbacks to Mike Huckabee playing guitar on the campaign trail?)

Donald Trump’s going to Iowa in August.

MASSACHUSETTS: A Western New England Polling Institute poll finds Ed Markey (D) up 8 over Gabriel Gomez (R), 49%-41%.

MINNESOTA: Al Franken’s job approval is up 11 points from September to 55%.