Posted by: Ann Corcoran | November 24, 2010

More news on that Ehrlich robocall: What were they thinking?

The Washington Post reported yesterday that the MD gubernatorial campaign of Robert Ehrlich paid Julius Henson a grand total of $111,150 to help Ehrlich reach the black community and to apparently make robocalls.  Well Henson made one too many calls and now faces serious federal charges that he sought to suppress voter turnout.

I said it before and will say it again—WHATEVER POSSESSED THE EHRLICH CAMPAIGN TO GET INVOLVED WITH A DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE KNOWN FOR QUESTIONABLE CAMPAIGN TACTICS IN PREVIOUS ELECTIONS!

The campaign of former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) reported paying $14,000 in the final days of the race to the political consultant who has taken responsibility for ordering anonymous election-night robocalls suggesting Democrats “relax” and stay home.

The payments, included in a finance report made public Tuesday, bring the total Ehrlich spent on the services of Julius Henson to $111,150 this year. Payments were made to two firms run by Henson, Universal Elections and Politics Today. The two most recent payments are dated Oct. 21 and Oct. 29 to Universal Elections.

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) has filed a civil complaint in federal court, alleging the more than 112,000 calls — placed while the polls were still open on Nov. 2 — were intended to suppress voter turnout and violated federal law.

It looks to me  like a double cross by Henson.

LOL!  What did Audrey Scott know, and when did she know it?  Mary Kane?


Responses

  1. […] I’m on the subject of robocalls (see the Ehrlich robocall investigation update, here), I see we also have some more news on the Washington County robocall controversy.   See my […]

  2. […] Update November 24th:  Issue is not going away, here. […]

  3. […] I asked previously, here, what was Republican Bob Ehrlich thinking to hire this guy—a Democrat with a reputation for […]

  4. […] As a matter of fact, when I first learned about Henson my immediate thought then was that this robocall fiasco had been done on purpose to put a nail in the coffin of Ehrlich’s political career (see one of several posts on this issue last November, here). […]

  5. […] As a matter of fact, when I first learned about Henson my immediate thought then was that this robocall fiasco had been done on purpose to put a nail in the coffin of Ehrlich’s political career (see one of several posts on this issue last November, here). […]

  6. […] on the robocall mess and asks ‘what were they thinking?’  That has been my question (see my post of November a year ago!) all along.  Did Ehrlich know about this ‘strategy’ in advance and who in their right […]


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