From the MarylandReporter.com:
By Barry Rascovar
So much for a positive, uplifting campaign for Maryland governor. Both candidates already are down in the gutter hurling mud balls at each other.
Anthony Brown is by far the worse offender, which is curious.
The Democratic nominee and current lieutenant governor should be enjoying the view from the top of the campaign mountain.
He’s got demographics and voter registration numbers heavily in his favor. He’s got a unified Democratic Party behind him. He’s got — or soon will have — money galore to spend on a lavish media campaign.
Brown’s Curious Tactics
In heavily Democratic Maryland, why should this candidate go negative?
Is it insecurity?
Has Brown been persuaded by campaign operatives to launch “scorched earth” attacks?
Or is the race a lot closer than the general perception?
Whatever the reason, it isn’t pretty. It reflects poorly on Brown. Is this the way he intends to govern?
His opponent, Republican Larry Hogan Jr., isn’t helping matters with his ad excoriating Brown for his weak leadership and incompetence during the botched health exchange rollout.
Last Thursday, he held a press conference, refuted Brown’s bombastic charges and called the lieutenant governor “a liar.”
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