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Zurawik: Hogan attack on Jealous extends into fliers arriving in mailboxes this week

Zurawik: Hogan attack on Jealous extends into fliers arriving in mailboxes this week

Gov. Larry Hogan’s attack on Democratic opponent Ben Jealous as someone who will “release thousands of violent and dangerous criminals into our neighborhoods” was extended into fliers arriving in Baltimore City mailboxes this week.

While the discipline and focus of Team Hogan’s messaging during the campaign is impressive, the echo of that message with an infamous and racist ad used by George H.W. Bush to win the presidency in 1988 is troubling.

In this media age lived at the intersection of TV and digital platforms, fliers sent via snail mail are often overlooked. But they are still considered extremely important in Maryland politics....

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