A political action committee called "Clean Slate Baltimore" has created a negative Sheila Dixon advertisement to run on Facebook during the holiday season.
The ad focuses on the former mayor's embezzlement conviction for stealing gift cards while she was mayor of Baltimore. It depicts her as the Grinch, and encourages viewers to "remember" her crime.
Walter Ludwig, the managing partner of Indigo Strategies, a D.C. firm, said his team is behind the ad. Ludwig said he is not working with any mayoral campaign, but hopes to influence the race by reminding voters of Dixon's removal from office.