Monday, May 11, 2009

Judd Legum: On $ale Now

Well, if you had any preconceived notion that Judd Legum's campaign for the Maryland House of Delegates was about serving the people of District 30, you can forget about that. Looks like the truth-impaired Clintonista needs to go out of state to raise his money. Legum's ActBlue page (curiously and seemingly illegally still lacking an authority line) notes that his campaign is having his next fundraiser in Washington, DC, and it is being headlined by former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta.

The "host committee" contains a number of national Clintonistas, including Howard Wolfson and Patti Solis Doyle, plus former Director Tom Mattize.

So, what we have here is a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates who is more interested in hobnobbing with Washington Insiders and raising the money from Washington Special Interest Groups than in the people of District 30. Obvious, Judd Legum's political compass is pretty far askew if he thinks that the people of District 30 will be well served by his raising of dirty money from Washington lobbyists (funny considering he claims to be eschewing money from Maryland lobbyists).

Let's face it: Judd Legum is a joke and an embarrassment to the Maryland Democratic Party. The number of Democrats who have privately told me that they wish he would just go away is impressive. And anybody who thinks that the people of District 30 will be well served by a candidate bought and paid for by Washington lobbyists is seriously deluding themselves....



lefty said...

Translation: Waah! Why won't anyone help ME raise that kind of money when I run for office?

Bruce Godfrey said...

Brian, I like and respect your writing but really.... wouldn't you agree that this is just a little over the top on your part? I mean, you make Legum come off pretty sympathetically with this kind of overkill.

Brian Griffiths said...

My problem with Legum is the fact that he portrays himself as this holier than though guy when realistically he's just as full of it as most politicians. I really wouldn't even care about his raising money from DC types if he hadn't gone out of his way to specify that he wouldn't take money from Maryland lobbyists, freeing himself to take this other money.

Combine that with the questionable legalities of his campaign operation, and you have a guy who thinks he is better than his constituents....and attitude that has been backed up by people I have talked to who have met him.