The use of trackers in campaigns has been discussed before – specifically as it related to the Anthony Brown campaign (and the checkered pasts of Justin Schall and Jim Messina.) I noticed earlier today that the Buzzfeed version of the story on Doug Gansler’s comments about Anthony Brown’s military service included an embedded video from a YouTube account with the name of MD Gov Tracking.
You can watch 23 videos on that account that appear to have been filmed by the Brown campaign’s tracker who is shadowing Doug Gansler. Admittedly, this is just the video they have chosen to post on Youtube. I would hazard a guess that the Buzzfeed article resulted from the story being shopped by the Brown campaign, assuming this account is actually theirs (and that likelihood is extremely high.) If this Youtube page is indeed something done by the Brown campaign, it’s missing an authority line as required by state law.
UPDATE: To clarify, the Buzzfeed article had a short video (apparently uploaded to their server) with just the pertinent comments. The full video, which they also embedded from Youtube, is what enabled me to find the MD Gov Tracking account. A November story indicated the Brown tracker’s name is Jeff Moring. I’m not sure if that is the person still doing that job for Brown.
In case this account or any of the other videos on it disappear later, here’s a screenshot:
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.