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Anthony Brown gets a Craigslist 'Missed Connection' after skipping Fox debate

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"You were originally supposed to appear in Northwest Baltimore at 8pm tonight, but never arrived. You are 52 year old male, five foot something tall, and reside in Prince George's county."

After Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown skipped last night's debate on Fox 45, someone posted a "Missed Connection" for him on Craigslist.

The post accuses Brown of being "last seen raising funds from special interests."

"You also have a hobby of failing assigned tasks in your job as Maryland's Lt. Governor," it continues, chastising the gubernatorial candidate for the shortcomings of the state's health exchange, which he was tasked with implementing.

Ouch! 

So who posted it -- a voter miffed that Brown skipped the event or a worker for a rival campaign?

We emailed the poster to find out, and we'll let you know if we get a response.

So why didn't Brown join his challengers, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler, at last night's debate?

His campaign said he had pre-existing plans to host a community meeting, although the location was only finalized over the weekend, the Sun's Jeff Barker reports.

A few dozen people attended the community meeting at Renaissance Gardens Senior Center,  according to Sun reporter Colin Campbell.

Fox 45 chose to highlight Brown's absence by leaving an empty podium with his name on it.

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