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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says that in addition to affordable education, the most important issue facing young people in America is climate change.

A week before the state’s lead-off caucus, the Democrat called climate change “the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in 100 years.” He vowed to create 5 million jobs in the clean energy sector by 2050 if elected president.

O’Malley also vowed to reintroduce more affordable wages for workers, saying “our economy is not money, it’s people.”

O’Malley was pushed on what his supporters should do on caucus night if — under the quirks of the Iowa process —? they don’t reach a minimum level of support in their local precinct.

Should that happen, the O’Malley backers would have to pick another candidate.

But O’Malley said his message was simply: “Hold strong at your caucus.”

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