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Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/24/2012

O’Malley to appear with Gingrich on ‘Meet the Press’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is booked to square off Sunday against former GOP presidential contender and former Speaker of he House Newt Gingrich on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (Spencer Platt — Getty Images)
NBC is billing the conversation as one between “two influential members of their parties about what’s fair game when it comes to campaign attacks and where the race between President Obama and [Mitt] Romney stands now.”

The scheduled appearance of O’Malley, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, comes just two weeks after he was bumped from another booked segment on “Meet the Press.”

O’Malley has become a regular on the Sunday talk circuit since his ascension in 2010 to DGA chairman, a perch that has prompted speculation about national ambitions in 2016.

Gingrich, who visited the State House in Annapolis in March shortly before suspending his presidential campaign, will be among the higher-profile adversaries O’Malley has faced on the talk show circuit.

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