Thursday, June 22, 2006

Duncan Out

I was going to get on today to write about the huge waste of money the state D party is engaging in by funding glossy mailings for incumbent Senators in tight primaries, but I've got to let you know the big news.

Hotline is reporting that Duncan is quitting the gubernatorial race. Yes, you heard it here! No independent confirmation, but this is a doozie if true.

2 Comments:

Blogger jsmdlawyer said...

Regarding your reference to glossy mailings for incumbent senators in tight primaries, I assume you're referring to Ida Ruben, if not others.

I live in District 20, and I got the mailing. It's NOT from the Democratic Party, however much Ida Ruben might want you to think it is. It's a Ruben campaign mailing, with the return address being the "Maryland Democratic Senatorial Committee." While that sounds very impresssive and party-like, it is in fact an incumbent slate PAC formed by Mike Miller back in 1998 to provide protection for endangered incumbents. It is NOT the party. On the other hand, as a Raskin supporter, I can tell you that Ida Ruben is definitely "endangered."

The mailing also contains the standard "by authority" language from the Ruben campaign, although it also has her State Office address as well. In short, it's a mishmash designed to mislead people into believing that it's an official government and/or Democratic Party document when it most assuredly is not.

6/22/2006 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger OnBackground said...

Ah hah!

6/27/2006 04:47:00 PM  

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