MANCHESTER, N.H. – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley rallied New Hampshire Democrats at the state party convention Saturday by sounding the theme of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

“Move forward and not back,” said O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors’ Association. He spoke to the Democratic convention in Maine after he appeared here.

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Delegates from all 10 New Hampshire counties gathered at Manchester Memorial High School for the convention.

In nearby Bedford, Republicans opened a campaign field office for Mitt Romney.