Here's an e-mail I received today from Lt. Governor Anthony Brown's campaign:Coming off the heels of one of the most productive legislative sessions I’ve ever been a part of and our big victory in the Western Maryland Democratic straw poll (where we won 44% to Mizeur’s 26% and Gansler’s 18%), our momentum to build a better Maryland for all Marylanders is growing.
As proud as I am of what we accomplished and how far we’ve come, our work isn’t finished. Next year – if we fight for it – could be even better.
It’s not enough to have the best schools in the country unless every child, whether educated in Bethesda or Baltimore, gets a world class education. We need to modernize our transportation infrastructure to create jobs and improve our quality of life. We’ve got to make sure people who live in our most underserved neighborhoods – especially our children – have access to quality healthcare.
To build an even better Maryland, I need your help. We are $18,321 short of reaching our April budget goal. Can you help us get there by midnight tonight?
You were instrumental to our accomplishments this session. Without you, we wouldn’t have passed the strongest gun-safety legislation in the nation; the public-private partnership law that's estimated to create 4,000 jobs improving our roads, schools and transit system; or made our justice system fairer by repealing the death penalty.
But you and I, we can’t stop fighting. Not if we want to see even more progress. That’s why tonight’s deadline is so important. I need your help to send a message that we are going to keep pushing.
Thanks for all you do,
OK, MM. Who gives a crap. I know that's what you're thinking.
Hear me out-- turn your attention back to the highlighted portion. Ken Ulman also was a paticipant in that poll. He made an appearance at the summit. He and Dutch Ruppersberger received votes. In fact, the vote tally was Brown 62, Mizeur 37, Gansler 25, Ulman 17, and Rupperberger 1. So Ken received about 12% of the vote.
But that fact is lost in the Brown e-mail. Wonder why? Maybe because the Brown campaign wouldn't want the putative running mate perceived as not being able to bring votes to the ticket?
OTOH, Brown and Ulman do beat all other vote-getters in the straw poll combined. That would be a show of strength.
At any rate, I find Ulman's omission in the reporting of these results in the Brown fundraising e-mail interesting. All will be revealed soon, I suppose!