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Some perceptive Montgomery County residents attending Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's town hall meeting in Germantown on Thursday wondered aloud: Just who were those people being directed onto a bus afterward by a young man with bumper stickers for the mayor's Democratic rival plastered all over his SUV?

Jody Couser, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, confirmed that the campaign recruited a group from Baltimore -- primarily Duncan supporters -- to attend the event. Some in the group, she said, told the campaign that they had been "denied opportunities to voice their concerns to [O'Malley] in Baltimore."

Although the town hall was devoted to issues of growth and sprawl, two members of the group badgered O'Malley about bus service and police arrest policies in Baltimore.

"We did pay for their bus trip," Couser said, adding: "We're just helping bring people together."

The O'Malley campaign was less than amused. Spokesman Hari Sevugan said he considered the busing in of Baltimore residents "very immature."

"This is sad and desperate stuff," Sevugan said.

Ann E. Marimow

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 3, 2006; 8:56 AM ET
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