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Skybox guests pay for the honor [Letter]

In your report on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's hosting campaign contributors in the state's skybox at the Washington Redskins' stadium, I got the impression that this was real news when in fact it's not. In the past The Sun has reported that former Mayor Sheila ("I'll take my pension and run") Dixon, current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley also have used state skyboxes to grease the palms of their political supporters ("Brown's skybox guests and their affiliates donated $20K to campaign," Feb. 1).

This has been the modus operandi of political muckety-mucks in Maryland for years. The most ludicrous bit of news in the article is that Lt. Gov. Brown says he will make the tickets to the box more widely available to the common folk if elected.

Obviously the box has been used for political payback to entertain cronies and high-rolling contributors for the past seven years, but it is only now, "if elected governor," that Mr. Brown will see that tickets are given to "community-based non profits" and deserving state employees. It just never ends.

Brian Spector, Easton

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