Md. AG Gansler talks about Election Day robo-calls and the money flow in state politics

November 11, 2010 - 12:54 PM
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One day after announcing that he’s going after the Ehrlich campaign operatives responsible for those widely-criticized Election Day robo-calls, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler discussed the issue on NewsTalk.

Gansler is seeking millions of dollars in fines against longtime Baltimore political operative Julius Henson and an associate. The pair was hired by the former Governor to assist in his comeback bid. Henson hired a Pennsylvania firm to place calls to voters in Prince George’s and Baltimore, two large, majority-black, majority African-American subdivisions, to say that President Obama and Gov. O’Malley “have been successful” and that voters can “relax.” The calls have been denounced by leaders of both parties, and Henson’s explanation for them is not credible.

Gansler, who is not going after Ehrlich because he is confident the former governor had no knowledge of the calls, talked about his pursuit of Henson:

Part one of our interview with Gansler re-airs at 4pm & 6pm today on TBD. (The 4pm show can also be seen online, at Also today: Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney has some thoughts on Veterans Day.

The second part of our Q&A with Doug Gansler is here:

Friday at 10am:  Metro Board Chairman Peter Benjamin. If you have a question or comment for him, send it to

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