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It's here! Fack fact-checking by a candidate's campaign!

Undoubtedly one of the least intelligent web publicity stunts I've heard of in a long while. Anthony Brown, Martin O'Malley's anointed successor, has bought

And it contains a nugget that helps illustrate how vigorously Anthony Brown has kept mum on his Maryland Health Exchange activities, by presenting, as a fact, an unverifiable statement.

The blog notice by Jennifer Shutt, is on It's so short I can't even quote it, except she notes:

As one of three Democratic candidates vying for the opening, Brown’s news released did not make it clear if he would fact check his own campaign statements.

More below the schematic of the webmaster's noggin.

Gansler: Claiming his responsibility to help expand health care to more Marylanders is “none” while attacking the exchange even more than conservative Republican Andy Harris.
Reality: Gansler was one of the few members of the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, tasked with overseeing the Maryland Health Exchange, but attended only 1 of 17 meetings.
Yep, as Shutt notes, the only facts being checked are things Doug Gansler has said.

It's interesting that I've been chasing minutes of there HCRCC meetings for months. They're apparently trapped in Martin O'Malley's office.

The health exchange people sent me to his office. His office sent me back to the health exchange. Nothing ... No minutes, folks. His office says the exchange is responsible for the documents, even though the HCRCC is a completely separate body, created by executive order and not by state law.

So next, we will check with Brown's campaign people to have them prove the fact they put out there.

Meanwhile, Maryland needs more better Democrats, not just metro Baltimore machine operatives.

Originally posted to dadadata on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 06:11 AM PDT.

Also republished by Maryland Kos.


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  •  It takes real style to hide the documents from (0+ / 0-)

    17 meetings from the press and public while accusing your opponent of missing 16 of them.

    "Don't worry," say O'Malley's people and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, "we're just swamped with document requests."

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:30:27 AM PDT

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