Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. — who may rematch Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley this fall– violated the “payola rules” during a segment last year on WBFF-Fox 45, the Maryland Democratic Party says in a complaint delivered today to the Federal Communications Commission.
Ehrlich, a regular on the station’s “Political Pulse” show, discussed Baltimore-based Cordish’s bid for the Anne Arundel County slot-machine facility license in an appearance April 3. But he did not disclose that his firm, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, had been hired by Cordish to build support for the company’s license, the Democrats say.
At the time, Magna was battling to stay in the game. The Canadian company had also applied for the license, but failed to submit all of the required fees. The license was awarded in December to Cordish.
I will be working on a blog Article Titled, The Truth, The Lies and Obsession with Maryland Democrats and The Fear Factor.