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Boycott of MdReporter was a flop

August 1st, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

We want to thank congressional candidate Dan Bongino for announcing a boycott of MarylandReporter.com on Monday morning. It produced the third highest daily traffic we got on the website since the General Assembly ended, with 3,900 page views and close to 1,800 unique visitors.


Blowback on Rascovar column was fierce; Bongino calls for boycott of Maryland Reporter

July 28th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The blowback from Barry Rascovar's column accusing Republicans of being anti-immigrant was fast and furious Monday and congressional candidate Dan Bongino urged a boycott of MarylandReporter.com unless the column was taken down. At the urging of Bongino and others, about a dozen people asked to have the column removed, as well as demanding a retraction and an apology


Commentary: Where have all the voters gone?

June 25th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

There was lots of handwringing about the low voter turnout in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, and a lot of explanations offered. How about this? They didn't go to the polls because they didn't like what the candidates and the parties were selling.


In AG’s race, key message is ‘Jon is not Ben’

June 13th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Michael Morrell, former communications guru for Gov. Parris Glendening and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, told a Democratic audience in Columbia Wednesday night that the most important words in this week's mailer attacking attorney general candidate Jon Cardin were not the headlines highlighting his faults as a delegate. The key words were in smaller type at the top of the back page: "Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin."


Republican opponents drag O’Malley into Arundel exec race

June 4th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The expected attack mailers in the contentious Republican race for Anne Arundel County Executive began hitting the mail boxes of reliable primary voters this week. Challenger Steve Schuh and incumbent Laura Neuman both associated the other with pictures of one of the most reviled men in Maryland Republican circles: Martin O'Malley, the departing Democratic governor


Brown mailer attacks ‘Gansler’s Irresponsible, Republican Tax Giveaway’

May 26th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's TV ads have largely been positive depictions of his background and issues in the race for governor, while Attorney General Doug Gansler has been more prone to attack the O'Malley-Brown record on taxes and education. But the Brown campaign takes the gloves off in a mailer that went to some Democratic primary voters last week


Lt. Gov. Brown touts Sen. Currie as ‘leader’ on minimum wage hike

May 22nd, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Just 33 days from the primary election and 20 days from early voting, the campaign mailers are beginning to hit the mailboxes of regular primary voters. Some contain the usual puffery and exaggeration of records. One on behalf of Sen. Ulysses Currie by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown seems to stretch the legislative record like a rubber band



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