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Maryland "walking around money"

"Walking around money" is one those wonderful phrases to come out of politics. It refers to money (usually cash) given to people who "walk around" and help get out the vote for a candidate or party. There have been charges that one team in the Maryland governor's race paid people to get out the vote. This is apparently forbidden in Maryland.

Let's see the conventional wisdom in political scandals is that the coverup is what really does you in -- more than the original violation. Someone in the Ehrlich-Steele campaign (the Republicans) decided to avoid that problem and filed a campaign finance report showing a payment of $52,000 to an employment agency in the District of Columbia for election day workers. The Baltimore Sun has a delightful article, full of the usual prevarications and obsfucations of the politicos caught with their hands in the cookie jar.