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Maryland prosecutor charges two for robocall about openly gay candidate

Maryland prosecutor charges two for robocall about openly gay candidate

Maryland's state prosecutor charged two Republican strategists Thursday with distributing an illegal robocall that many considered an attempt to smear an openly gay local candidate in 2014.

Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced charges against Dennis Fusaro, a national Republican figure best known for leaking internal emails and phone calls from Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, and Stephen Waters, a Republican political consultant based in Virginia.

The alleged election law violations stem from a robocall that went to about 5,000 Anne Arundel County residents the weekend before the 2014 election, congratulating Democratic County Council candidate Patrick Armstrong...

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