The Democratic primary in the Maryland governor’s race is heating up, and a new profile in the Baltimore Sun of Rushern Baker, the Prince George County Executive, raised some eyebrows when he discussed a rule he put on donations to county executive campaigns.
Here’s what the piece, published last week, said about donations from developers:
Along the way he has largely wiped away the impression that Prince George’s County is a pay-to-play den of corruption. He forbade developers to donate to the political campaigns of county executives — a move which has somewhat hamstrung his ability to raise money to run for governor.
AR Intel took a closer look at Baker’s financial disclosure report to see if his fundraising was genuinely “hamstrung” by a self-imposed rule that doesn’t apply to the office for which he’s currently running. If you want to see the numbers yourself, become an AR Intel Insider today!