O’Malley’s visit to Scott County marks the 30th Iowa county that he has visited during election season, and he says he plans on visiting as many of the state’s 99 counties as possible.
He says a lesser-known candidate usually emerges as a leader after the Iowa caucuses, and he intends on capturing that position.
“When I first got into this race, I knew that I was a new name,” O’Malley said Sunday. “But over the past 70 days, we've gone from 1 percent to 3 percent to 7 percent. And a successful campaign in Iowa is one that's waged town to town, living room to living room, and that's the kind of campaign we're running."
Earlier on Sunday during his visit to Davenport, O’Malley outlined his economic plan, which includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour across the nation.