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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wink And A Nod

From National Journal's Hotline:
Meanwhile, Compt. William Donald Schaefer (D) will unveil new PSAs
today that feature Ehrlich's wife and son promoting tax-free shopping. TV
and radio ads will run 8/23 through 8/27. State Senate Pres. Mike Miller
(D): "For [Schaefer] to continue to cozy up to the governor at this late
stage of the election process isn't going to sit well with some Democratic
primary voters." Schaefer spokesperson Kevin Kane said he's required by law
to implement the tax-free shopping and that he didn't pick the "ads' stars."
Ehrlich spokesperson Henry Fawell said Kendel Ehrlich was approached by the
MD Retailers Assn., which paid for the radio production costs. WMAR-TV in
Baltimore paid TV production costs (Wagner/Mosk, Washington Post, 8/3). MD
Dem spokesperson David Paulson: "I think it's a blatant misuse of special
interests by Ehrlich" (Donovan, Baltimore Sun, 8/3)