One person attends O'Malley Iowa event
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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had one person attend his Iowa event on Monday amid a huge snowstorm, according to a report from Politico. 

While other presidential candidates canceled Monday events because of the inclement weather in the area, the Democratic candidate continued his Iowa swing, about a month out from the first-in-the-nation caucuses. One man showed up at the event but after meeting with O’Malley wouldn’t say whether he planned to support the former governor.

"The very last event of the night, we actually had a whopping total of one person show up, but by God, he was glad to see me. So we spent the time with him," O’Malley said in a Tuesday interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe.” 

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A reporter for a talk radio station in Iowa shared a picture of the one-on-one meeting between a man named Kenneth and O’Malley in Tama, Iowa.

Kenneth credited the former governor for still showing up. “I think you have a great platform to be running, and I think you have a great future here in Iowa," reporter Sarah Beckman quoted him as saying. "On paper, if I were to look at just the resumes, you would have the strongest resume in my mind.”

Kenneth went on to express concerns with both Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Trump, Biden tangle over Wall Street ties, fundraising The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage MORE and her chief rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE (I-Vt.).

“I don’t think Sanders would be easily electable. So don’t underestimate the fact that Iowa will turn out differently,” Kenneth continued. “I think it will turn out differently than what the polls are showing. Jimmy Carter would not have been president if it weren’t for Iowa.”

But O'Malley, a distant third in the three-person Democratic race, brushed off the fact that Kenneth remained uncommitted after the meeting.

"So I wasn't surprised that he was uncommitted," O'Malley said. "But I was glad he took the time to come out in the snow to see me. We almost canceled that last event but we were out there anyway, so we plowed through." 

Other presidential candidates who planned Iowa visits on Monday canceled their events due to the snowstorm, including Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioBipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Trump's new interest in water resources — why now? Senate Intel leadership urges American vigilance amid foreign election interference MORE (R-Fla.), who pushed back campaigning with Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington MORE (R-S.C.) until Tuesday.

O’Malley has been unable to break through in the race and continues to lag behind in the single digits in both national and Iowa primary polls, according to RealClearPolitics averages.

The Iowa caucuses will be held on Feb. 1.