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Rolley's moral indignation rings hollow

Today I received a fund-raising email from Otis Rolley entitled "You have to be kidding." His email is about the Homestead Property Tax Credit and states that "she [Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake] claimed the double credit for seven years!" This statement is at odds with the facts presented in the Baltimore Sun article ("Mayor, husband collected tax breaks on homes," Aug 31). Ms. Rawlings-Blake's husband collected homestead tax breaks on two properties, to which Mr. Rolley apparently was referring. The article clearly states that Ms. Rawlings-Blake never claimed the double credit. It was her husband who did so. Furthermore, Mr. Blake has since repaid the credit he received.

Though I have not made up my mind about which mayoral candidate I will vote for, until this morning I seriously had considered Mr. Rolley. No longer will I consider him. Mr. Rolley's moral indignation rings hollow when, rather than provide an honest description of a situation involving his opponent, he cherry-picks facts in an attempt to improve his own fundraising.

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His email leaves me wondering who is trying to kid whom?

Lowell Larsson, Baltimore

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