OK, this might be the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Anthony Brown has an enormous campaign debt left over from the 2014 general election – over $400,000 to the Laborers Union at 10% interest.
Now, Brown has filed his last campaign finance report, in which he raised only $160,000, spent over $600,000, but astonishingly has loaned himself ANOTHER $400,000. Leaving him with $224K cash on hand, less than either Glenn Ivey or Joseline Pena-Melnyk.
So many questions: How is this possible? Where did he get the money? Why didn’t he use it to pay off the earlier loan? What are the Laborers going to do when they find out what’s going on here? Who is Anthony Brown going to hire to provide him with 24 hour security?
I have no idea how to process this information. The scary thing is, Brown might just win. And we could have our first ever Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing from a winning candidate before he even gets into office.
The report is here.