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Common Cause: Franchot survey blurs line between governing, campaign

Common Cause: Franchot survey blurs line between governing, campaign

Comptroller Peter Franchot's office sees no problem in its use of state social media accounts to publicize a survey created by his political campaign committee.

But others do.

Franchot, a third-term Democrat, has launched a task force in an effort to change Maryland laws governing the beer industry following a high-stakes struggle in the General Assembly this year over legislation affecting small craft brewers and international liquor giant Diageo's proposal to build a Guinness brewery in Relay.

As part of Franchot's effort, his office recently sent a tweet from its government Twitter account publicizing a public opinion survey on issues facing the beer industry. When...

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