Thursday, October 28, 2010

Illegal Mailer in First District

Yesterday our erstwhile colleague Michael Swartz noted a deceptive Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee mailer hitting mailboxes in Maryland’s First Congressional District featuring Libertarian candidate Dr. Richard Davis. The mailer is a naked attempt by the Democrats to fool Tea Party voters to peel off enough votes from Andy Harris and drag Frank Kratovil over the finish line. Kratovil beat Harris in 2008 by less than 3,000 votes.

Today I received a mailer attacking Andy Harris featuring Davis. This one as you can see below contains no authority line as required by law.

As Michael noted, Davis and the Libertarian Party have made no campaign expenditures on mailers.

So we are left to speculate as to who is responsible this mailer. I’d lay money that it’s the same people who sent out the first one.

1 comment:

The Nuke said...

The same technique has been used against House of Delegates Minority leader Tony O'Donnell in District 29C (Southern MD) to promote libertarian Shawn Quinn. However, in this case the authority line was: Maryland House Democratic Committee. The Committee is the largest contributor for the Democratic challenger, Chris Davies.