Ehrlich on O'Malley campaign ad: "shockingly false"
Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) devoted the first part of his weekly radio show Saturday to denouncing a new radio ad in which Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) seeks to portray him as an agent of Big Oil.
"Even for a campaign ad, this is shockingly false," Ehrlich said at the outset of "The Kendel and Bob Ehrlich" show on Baltimore's WBAL. O'Malley's ad is "obviously clearly out of bounds," Ehrlich said.
"I think people are offended by it," Kendel Ehrlich told listeners.
The O'Malley campaign, meanwhile, has posted an entry on its blog in an effort to justify claims made in the ad, dubbed "Drill Baby, Drill." The ad seeks to tar Ehrlich with the lobbying activities of his law firm and his votes as a member of Congress, before becoming governor in 2003.
Ehrlich's criticism of the ad Saturday echoed comments he made Friday to fellow WBAL host Ron Smith. Ehrlich told Smith he thought the ad would backfire, causing him to rise in the polls.
Ehrlich also released a video on Friday in which he objects to the ad and claims it is an attempt to distract voters from other important issues.
June 19, 2010; 7:59 PM ET
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