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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will travel to Minnesota next month to fundraise for the DFL Party.

O'Malley, who is talked about as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the party's Founder's Day dinner in October. The dinner is one of the party's major annual fundraising events.

"Like Gov. Dayton, Gov. O’Malley signed marriage equality and the DREAM Act into law and expanded renewable energy," DFL Party chair Ken Martin said in a statement. "Thanks to these two leaders, both states have a more progressive income tax, increased minimum wage and focus on growing the economy from the middle out."

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is up for re-election this year.

The fundraiser, which has ticket prices ranging from $75 to $10,000, is closed to the press.