Martin O’Malley

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, right, talks with Abu Timbo, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, before speaking at U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual fundraising steak fry, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Indianola, Iowa. O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, is walking an early — and tricky path — into presidential proving ground Iowa on Sunday, less than 60 days before the 2012 election. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)