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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Del. Kathleen Dumais said today that she continues to support Douglas F. Gansler for governor, but has strongly registered her disappointment with Gansler's campaign over a television ad she believes misleads the public about his primary opponent Anthony G. Brown. In the state attorney general's ad, a woman identified as “Anne” says she was sexually abused when she was 13. Looking at the camera, she says Brown -- the front-runner in the June 24 Democratic primary -- “went back on his word” to support sex abuse victims.
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Dan Rodricks | June 27, 2014
Among the 80 percent of registered Republicans and Democrats who stayed away from Maryland's primary was Sally Staehle of Baltimore. She wrote me a letter to explain why she took a pass on voting this time around. "I turned off to local politics when I saw a commercial of an empty podium at a debate, with a voice-over that said somebody didn't bother to show up for the debate, how can we trust him? I just couldn't bear to even try to figure out what that was all about. I don't even remember who the commercial was for. " You can understand Staehle's reluctance to waste mental energy on a campaign ad. But it would not have been hard to figure that one out. What I assume Staehle saw was a TV spot slamming Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for skipping the WBFF-TV debate a few days earlier.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | July 27, 2007
Launching what his campaign says will be the first in a series of television advertisements this summer, City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. goes on the air today with an early campaign ad focused on what he calls Baltimore's "murder crisis." The 30-second spot, which will air on all four network affiliates, continues to draw attention to what has become the most prominent issue for most of the leading mayoral candidates: the roughly 20 percent increase in the number of homicides this year.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Del. Kathleen Dumais said today that she continues to support Douglas F. Gansler for governor, but has strongly registered her disappointment with Gansler's campaign over a television ad she believes misleads the public about his primary opponent Anthony G. Brown. In the state attorney general's ad, a woman identified as “Anne” says she was sexually abused when she was 13. Looking at the camera, she says Brown -- the front-runner in the June 24 Democratic primary -- “went back on his word” to support sex abuse victims.
NEWS
August 12, 2006
A campaign ad watch in Thursday's editions of The Sun should have included additional data when discussing a television ad for Mayor Martin O'Malley that claims that public school tuition in Maryland increased by 40 percent during Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s term. While the ad watch analysis discussed tuition and fees, tuition alone increased slightly less than 38 percent from 2002 to 2005.
NEWS
May 27, 2014
I was a Baltimore City school teacher for 34 years and have worked for the past 10 years as a Title I tutor in non-public schools. I too am sickened by Mr. Gansler's campaign ad blaming teachers for failing schools ( "Dear Mr. Gansler," May 20). His comments show a total disregard for dedicated teachers in Maryland schools. We too want the best for our students. That is why we spend hours each night planning activities that will engage our children. Mr. Gansler, we do consider them our children.
NEWS
April 19, 2014
I saw Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign ad in which he proudly states he has been mentoring an African-American youth ( "Brown focuses on adoption in 4th TV ad," April 9). But while his mentoring a young man is a wonderful thing and worthy of merit, I don't see how it applies to leading the state of Maryland. Aren't there more pressing issues to address, such as where the $125 million of Maryland taxpayers' money was spent on the state's scuttled health care exchange?
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August 13, 2012
We have to assume that, once again, The Sun somehow missed the news story of an Obama Super PAC running a campaign ad in which Mitt Romney was for all intents and purposes accused by a man names Joseph Soper of being responsible for his wife dying of cancer. Spokesmen for the Obama Administration, including President Obama's deputy campaign manager, denied that the administration and the campaign had any knowledge of Mr. Soper, the ad, or Mr. Soper's story, which turned out to be rife with untruths.
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By Tom Bowman Special correspondent Maureen McNeill contributed to this article | November 2, 1990
A new round of hard-hitting radio advertisements is being heard in the 1st Congressional District, with incumbent Representative Roy P. Dyson charging that his GOP opponent, Wayne T. Gilchrest, was "unemployed" last year and "got caught" taking money from his own campaign -- charges vehemently denied by Mr. Gilchrest.Meanwhile, an ad from the Gilchrest camp asks voters whether they "believe" the congressman who "has begun running a desperate negative campaign."With four days to go before Election Day in this tight contest, the latest Dyson campaign ad being aired on radio stations throughout the district features an announcer asking, "What does anyone really know about Wayne Gilchrest?"
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Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2010
A Marylander who served as George W. Bush 's No. 2 at the federal Small Business Administration — one whose name was out there four years ago as a possible running mate for then-Gov. Bob Ehrlich — has popped up in a less flattering political context. Melanie Sabelhaus appears in an infomercial that helped sink former Arizona Rep. J.D. Hayworth 's hopes of beating Senator John McCain in the Republican primary. In the infomercial, which McCain used as an issue in the campaign, Hayworth played pitchman for National Grants Conferences, a company that made dubious promises to hook people up with free government grants, earning it an F from the Better Business Bureau and getting it crosswise with 24 state attorneys general.
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May 27, 2014
I was a Baltimore City school teacher for 34 years and have worked for the past 10 years as a Title I tutor in non-public schools. I too am sickened by Mr. Gansler's campaign ad blaming teachers for failing schools ( "Dear Mr. Gansler," May 20). His comments show a total disregard for dedicated teachers in Maryland schools. We too want the best for our students. That is why we spend hours each night planning activities that will engage our children. Mr. Gansler, we do consider them our children.
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April 19, 2014
I saw Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign ad in which he proudly states he has been mentoring an African-American youth ( "Brown focuses on adoption in 4th TV ad," April 9). But while his mentoring a young man is a wonderful thing and worthy of merit, I don't see how it applies to leading the state of Maryland. Aren't there more pressing issues to address, such as where the $125 million of Maryland taxpayers' money was spent on the state's scuttled health care exchange?
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November 22, 2013
Governor O'Malley's first 2016 presidential ad, “Belief”, debuted at the New Hampshire Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner last weekend.  The video played fast and loose with the truth, and both Change Maryland and Fox 45 fact checked the claims made in the ad. With the help of our multiple Mobbie-nominated friend Jim Jamitis, aka @anthropocon, we did our own VH1-style fact check of the governor. Enjoy.  --Mark Newgent Red Maryland has strived to be the premier blog and radio network of conservative and Republican politics and ideas in the free state since 2007.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel. Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they discussed, both Bill O'Reilly and Rove seemed off their games Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor. " Two of the most self-confident blowhards in American media and political life seemed less confident, less energized, less animated than I have ever seen either when it comes to saying bad things about President Obama.
NEWS
August 13, 2012
We have to assume that, once again, The Sun somehow missed the news story of an Obama Super PAC running a campaign ad in which Mitt Romney was for all intents and purposes accused by a man names Joseph Soper of being responsible for his wife dying of cancer. Spokesmen for the Obama Administration, including President Obama's deputy campaign manager, denied that the administration and the campaign had any knowledge of Mr. Soper, the ad, or Mr. Soper's story, which turned out to be rife with untruths.
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May 26, 2012
I agree with The Sun's recent position on the relevance of Governor Romney's experience at Bain Capital to the presidential race that's already underway ("The Bain of Romney's campaign," May 22), but the methodology is curious. Asking Mr. Romney to give us his version of how Bain helped create jobs and save companies is like asking the fox how it protected the henhouse - or asking David Plouffe how President Barack Obama's stimulus package saved us from an even deeper recession. We'll get an answer, but it will have been vetted, cooked, skewed, and totally useless as a guide to making an informed decision about whose economic vision should guide the country as we begin to creep out of a long recession.
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May 26, 2012
I agree with The Sun's recent position on the relevance of Governor Romney's experience at Bain Capital to the presidential race that's already underway ("The Bain of Romney's campaign," May 22), but the methodology is curious. Asking Mr. Romney to give us his version of how Bain helped create jobs and save companies is like asking the fox how it protected the henhouse - or asking David Plouffe how President Barack Obama's stimulus package saved us from an even deeper recession. We'll get an answer, but it will have been vetted, cooked, skewed, and totally useless as a guide to making an informed decision about whose economic vision should guide the country as we begin to creep out of a long recession.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel. Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they discussed, both Bill O'Reilly and Rove seemed off their games Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor. " Two of the most self-confident blowhards in American media and political life seemed less confident, less energized, less animated than I have ever seen either when it comes to saying bad things about President Obama.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 29, 2011
Remember this ad from Gov. Martin O'Malley during last year's gubernatorial campaign?       Well, it's once again relevant. Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's argument at the time was that, as governor, he raised some fees (payments on voluntary activities, such as, say, riding the bus) but did not raise taxes, which are mandatory for everyone (except, apparently, General Electric).  O'Malley said during the campaign that he had "no plans to raise taxes" though he didn't outright say he wouldn't, under any circumstances, raise taxes.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2011
Anne Arundel County police officers and firefighters who used what appeared to be official vehicles and insignias in pro-slots campaign advertisements acted improperly, though they broke no laws, according to the county Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission issued a reprimand of the public safety workers, saying the activity before the vote on a casino at Arundel Mills mall "violates the spirit of the ethics law," following what the commission described as several inquiries from the public about the extent of county employees' involvement in the campaign.
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