I’ve had several discussions behind the scenes with people since last week that indicates the campaign of Anthony Brown is in “panic mode” following the internal campaign polling release by the Doug Gansler campaign. The poll shows Brown up 9% on Gansler after being up 23% in January. The internal Gansler numbers from January that were shown in last week’s release appear to be pretty close to media polls (by WaPo and The Baltimore Sun) around the same time. Do Brown’s internal numbers show something similar?
The state’s mishandling of its Obamacare exchange site seems to be fueling the desertion of Brown by voters, who appear to have shifted to undecided for now. Gansler’s campaign has hit Brown with a microsite – Did Anthony Brown Come Clean Today? – focused on the issue as well as television and radio advertising.
The ad war has picked up on television over the past week between the two campaign and there have been other signs that the Gansler campaign smells blood in the water. The Democratic Primary has the potential to get really nasty now if this trend continues.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.